Khandro Déchen comments:
Phurbas are shown in various different ways. They are either depicted with vajra handles or in the simplified form of gTérma phurbas. When they are shown with vajra handles
– these can be five- or nine-prong vajras. Here – the five-pronged vajra handles of the phurbas symbolise the transformation of anger according to the five neuroses.
The nine prong vajra handles symbolise the activity of the phurba throughout the nine