Silver Birch and Iron Small Athame - Hertha
This is a simple leaf 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.
Birch is sacred to the divine feminine. It is traditionally associated with Venus, and is the first tree to grow after a forest fire, so associated with healing, growth and regeneration. Birch has a fine grain and is quite a plain wood, so 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 "Lady" anointing oil.
The Athame is approximately 8 inches long - 4 of which is the blade.