This is our classic “Luna” finish where we used ball hammers to create a cratered Luna effect, and then polished it to a mirror finish.
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 14 inches long – 7.5 of which is the blade.