Apple 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 glorious Apple which is sacred to Venus/Aphrodite. Apple is a gorgeous pink wood. Our technique is to leave a little of the under bark layers... Which in the case of Apple has amazing red and orange swirls. This handle is gorgeous. 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 8 inches long - 3 of which is the blade.