This is a gorgeous antique phurba dagger, inlaid with turquoise and coral. Made of brass, it stands about 4.5 inches tall. This instrument is one of protection, and the Dalai Llama himself carries one with him at all times. If used consciously and with light, it is able to harness denser energies, and in ritual you may then return these energies to the Mother Earth to be purified and recycled. This may be done symbolically in prayer or in ritual activities. It is a powerful healing tool as well and is constantly recharged by the Earth when used properly.