Dorje (9 prong)
In Tibetan Buddhism a Dorje (also called Vajra) is a representation of a thunderbolt in the form of a short double trident or sceptre, symbolising the male aspect of the spirit and held during invocations and prayers.
The 9 prong version is most commonly used by the Nyingma school of Buddhism (sometimes known as Red Hat). The Nyingma tradition is the oldest of the four major schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
Size approx 17cm long. Made of brass.