Apple and Iron Athame - Eros
This is one of our "Luna" signature blades- a hand forged iron blade, detailed with ball hammers to suggest the craters of the moon, then polished to a mirror finish. Iron is sacred to Mars.
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.
This Athame therefore represents the balance of the male and female forces of Mars and Venus, hence "Eros". This is an athame of love and for lovers.
The Athame is large, approximately 14 inches long - 6 of which is the blade.