Elder and Iron Small Athame - Maeve
This is a simple chevron shaped iron blade, polished to a mirror finish. It is from our "cunning craft" range of simple and smaller athames. Many of you asked us to make smaller blades for those with small hands or limited altar space.
The hand carved handle is Elder which is sacred to all Luna Goddesses, Elder is known as the tree of life and death and is one of the most magickal of all trees. There is even an ancient rhyme that must be said before cutting wood from the Elder Tree - “Old Woman, give me some of thy wood and I will give thee some of mine when I grow into a tree.” - legend says that if this rhyme is not recited then you will be cursed! Why take the risk when we have the tree lore to know how to respectfully cut wood from these sacred trees! We have a large pond at the covenstead which is blessed with several wonderful Elder Trees.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 "Love" anointing oil.
The Athame is approximately 8 inches long - 3 of which is the blade.