Used also in Feng Shui, the Kartika symbolized the cutting through of all material and worldly bonds. The knife is crowned with a dorje, which is said to destroy ignorance, and leads to enlightenment. Made of brass and iron and ornately decorated. This chopper is used in special Buddhist sacred rituals, and is seen in the hand of several Buddhist deities. Not designed for actual cutting. Beautifully made of Iron and brass. 6" long.