Gem grade lapis lazuli (natural mineral) handled sword with lapis lazuli accents. Stainless Damascus steel 34"/86cm long blade - twist pattern. Heavy gold/zirconium plated sterling silver handle and scabbard fittings. 9 carats of fine diamonds and approximately 60 carats of rhodolite garnet set in handle. 24kt. gold inlay, carving on blade spine and all engraving by Tim Adlam (Wisconsin, USA.) Engraved scenes on both sides of scabbard depict noble and courageous women serving in varied capacities. Gemstone and diamond setting by Arman Movsesian (Boston, USA.)
At the Chicago Custom Knife Show in September 2008, this sword was awarded "Best of Show". Click all images to see larger. Final image is Jot Singh holding this sword at the show.
item created circa: 2008
Lapis Lazuli augments strength, vitality, mental clarity and illumination. It is associated with expansion of awareness and intellectual capacity, and allows for conscious attunement to the intuitive and psychic aspects of one's nature, as well as the powers of love and healing. It has been used in treatment of conditions related to lymph, inflammation, and pain (especially in/on the head). It supports the psyche and helps relax an overactive mind. Releases tension and anxiety. Strengthens skeletal system. Activates thyroid gland, and stimulates emotional, mental and physical purity and clarity, supporting one's courage in activities culminating in the advancement towards universal wisdom. It assists in balancing the yin-yang energies.
Silver encourages self-containment and inward reflection. It provides one with patience and perserverance and can be a window to the Soul. It supports one's efforts to go within and explore the deepest aspects of the Self and Nature. It assists one in perceiving the truth behind surface appearances. It aids one in exploring the deep inner realms of emotion and intuition. It is a favorite of those who honor the feminine aspect of nature. Silver brings attunement to the emotional self. It can assist one in embracing mystery and surrendering to the unknown. Can aid in cooling excess heat in the body and bolster the immune system's ability to fight infection.
Gold revitalizes one's physical energies and magnifies the power of most gemstones. It supports openness and integrity and builds confidence in the wearer. It is related to worldly knowlege and an understanding of manifestation. It carries the energy of the Sun, stimulating one's will to grow and stretch beyond one's current experiences. Gold can assist one in overcoming paralysis and fear, allowing one to move through difficult circumstances. It evokes strength, determination and will and can augment low physical vitality and depressive tendencies.
Diamond Long held in the treasuries of kings and queens, diamonds were believed to offer access to the Divine energies. This is one reason why diamonds have been set in crowns. Putting such a stone near the brain, particularly at the forehead, can enhance one's inner vision and intuitive connection with the higher Spirit realms. Worn in everyday life, diamonds can intensify one's ability to focus consciousness on manifesting one's goals, dreams and destiny. They seem to emanate more energy for their size than any other stone, and may amplify the power of any emotional state, from uplifted to depressed. They can work therapeutically to "burn through" underlying emotional issues. Diamonds encourage us to see the Light within and to radiate that light outward, illuminating ignorance and illusion. Diamonds often carry the energies of angelic beings who are aligned with both courage and light. They encourage us to express our most sacred self.
About Khanda / Adi Shakti
The Khanda / Adi Shakti is a symbol of infinity.
It relates to primal creative power and has three parts to its design:
The Chakra is a circle, also a symbol of infinity and reminder that God’s infinite nature, has no beginning or end. To the extent one understands the creation as a reflection of the Creator, a circle can be seen to reflect the oneness and unity of mankind in essence, regardless of apparent differences of race, religion or gender.
The central Khanda is the double-edged dagger (in center), representing the straight and narrow path of righteousness, the razor’s edge that cuts both ways – in that what you do to others you are actually doing to your Self. In yogic terms, the khanda represents neutral mind – the ability to make non-reactive decisions.
The two Kirpans are curved single-edged knives on both sides of the symbol and represent the polarities that need to be balanced by neutrality: temporal and spiritual, negative and positive, etc. In yogic terms, these two kirpans represent the negative and positive minds. Guru Hargobind (one of the founders of Sikhism) wore two swords, signifying Miri – political or temporal power, and Piri – spiritual sovereignty.
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