Elder and Selenite Athame - Selene
This is one of our unique carved and highly polished Selenite athames.
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.
Elder is sacred to the Goddess. It is traditionally associated with the Moon and all Luna Goddesses, and is known as the "Tree Of Life And Death". There is even a special rhyme from English folklore that must be recited before cutting Elder.. 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 14.5 inches long - 6 of which is the blade.