Silver Birch and Copper Athame - Aphrodite
This is one of our gorgeous "Aphrodite Athames" - a heavy copper blade polished to a mirror finish. We detailed this one with a few deliberate hammer marks! 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 Birch which is sacred to the divine feminine. It is traditionally associated with Venus. Birch is the first tree to grow after a forest fire and is associated with healing and regeneration. Birch is a whiteish 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 approximately11 inches long - 5 of which is the blade.