This is one of our gorgeous “Aphrodite Athames” – a heavy copper blade polished to a mirror finish. Copper is the metal of Venus/Aphrodite.. Goddess of love, healing and regeneration – and acts of good fortune! Copper is not cheap, or indeed easy to work with, which is reflected in the price.
The hand carved handle is pretty Peach, which is sacred to Venus/Aphrodite. The village where we live, not 5 miles from the store, is called Coloma and is famous for its peaches… So it seemed fitting to use some! Peach is a gorgeous orange wood. Our technique is to leave a little of the under bark layers… Which in the case of Peach has amazing white and purple patches. The handle is hand carved and then sanded to a fine furniture finish and oiled with our Luna Ignis “Lady” anointing oil.
The Athame is approximately 9 inches long – 3.55 of which is the blade.