This is one of our highly detailed “Priest/ess” class of signature blades. A complex long serpentine blade has been hammered with ball hammers to make craters, and the edge of a large smiths hammer was used to create criss cross markings on the blade. Polished to a mirror finish. The hand carved Apple handle has been embellished with carved sigils of the moon and also the Hieroglyphic Monad.
The hand carved handle is Apple which is sacred to the divine feminine. It is traditionally associated with Venus, and the goddess – if you cut an apple in half the core makes a pentacle! Apple is associated with love, and Venus with love, lust, healing and luck. Apple is a pretty pinkish wood and we have learned a technique to leave a little of the bark and under bark on, which makes a gorgeous finish. The handle is hand carved and then sanded to a fine furniture finish and oiled with our Luna Ignis “Lilith” anointing oil.
The Athame is LARGE, approximately 20 inches long – 10 of which is the blade.