Silver Birch and Iron Athame - Venus
This is a new design for us based on our classic "Luna" blade. I forged a couple of pleasing and feminine waists, then we used ball hammers to create a cratered Luna effect, and then polished it 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 Athame is approximately 15 inches long - 8 of which is the blade.