Silver Birch and Iron Boline - Cerridwen
This is one of our hand forged Iron Bolines. We use a large drum mandrel to bend the hot Iron to create a perfect Luna crescent. Some blades are then patterned with special texturing hammers, other smooth with a few hammer marks as these are all hand made not machine produced! The blade is then sharpened and polished to a mirror finish.
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 Boline is approximately 12 inches long - 5.5 of which is the blade.