Blackthorn and Iron Serpent Large Athame - Lilith - 20 inches
This is one of our most popular signature iron blades - the "Serpent". Forged to resemble a snake, and we use a small ball hammer to create the effect of scales.
The hand carved handle is English Blackthorn The price reflects that Blackthorn is not found locally in the USA. We gathered some Blackthorn from the high moors of the famous stone circles of Cornwall in the UK. Blackthorn is used in Traditional Witchcraft for blasting (cursing). Its black nature comes from its thorns - scratches from which heal only very slowly. Gathered at Imbolc while the Blackthorn is in full blossom, and hard as nails as its other name is Ironwood. Blackthorn is sacred to Saturn and darker goddesses such as Lilith and Hecate. This athame was consecrated with oil and incense of Lilith. If you have dark work to do then this is the athame you need. The wonderful twisted nature is reflected in the shape of the athame, with its thorny blackthorn handle.
The Athame is approximately 20 inches long - 14.5 of which is the blade.