Silver Birch and Selenite Single Sided Athame - Mani
This is one of our unique carved and highly polished Selenite athames. This one is single sided.
it took ages to learn the process - Selenite is tricky to work with and unforgiving.
We carve the blade from a stick of Selenite and then use our blacksmiths equipment to grind the blade from 80 grit down to 5000 grit Jewelers polish... It takes 10 cycles of increasingly fine pain staking and careful work... But the end result is a gorgeous transparent blade that looks like it is made from an icicle... Silky smooth and full of Luna power.
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 12 inches long - 6 of which is the blade.