Hawthorn and Iron Serpent Athame - Tir
This is one of our "Luna" signature blades- a hand forged iron blade, then shaped to a twisted serpentine shape, 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 Hawthorn, the May Tree which is sacred to Mars and associated with the male fertility and power of Beltane. Hawthorn is an attractive wood with small boles where the thorns were, 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 "Banish" anointing oil.
This Athame therefore represents male forces and is a very masculine magickal weapon.
The Athame is approximately 17 inches long - 11 of which is the blade.