Cherry 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 ball hammer to create pits and craters! Very eye and light catching! 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 wonderful cherry which is sacred to Venus/Aphrodite. Cherry is a gorgeous orange wood. Our technique is to leave a little of the under bark layers... Which in the case of Cherry has amazing white and purple patches. This handle is very pretty. 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 10.5 inches long - 5 of which is the blade.