Peach and Copper Athame rippled - Aphrodite
This is one of our gorgeous "Aphrodite Athames" - a heavy copper blade polished to a mirror finish. 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. We detailed this one with a special texturing hammer to create a "ripple" effect.
The hand carved handle is pretty Peach, which is sacred to Venus/Aphrodite. The village where we live, not 5 miles from the store, is called Coloma and is famous for its peaches... So it seemed fitting to use some! Peach is a gorgeous orange wood. Our technique is to leave a little of the under bark layers... Which in the case of Peach has amazing white and purple patches. 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 10 inches long - 3.5 of which is the blade.