This stunning athame is finely crafted with a black, textured resin pommel that has been adorned with antiqued metal, Scottish thistle accents. It comes complete with its own protective sheath. This perfectly balanced, traditional Sgian Dubh Scottish Witch's blade is ready to be put into your practice to direct your energy and intent toward your magickal work.
The athame is an essential element to a working witch's ritual practice. Traditionally, the athame is a black handled, double edged blade and serves as a representative of the element of Air (although in some traditions it serves as the element of Fire due to its masculine, phallic symbolism, such as seen during a "chalice and blade" ritual).
The Sgian Dubh (pronounced skeean-doo) is a ceremonial dagger that is a traditional part of Scottish Highland dress. It's literal translation is "black knife".
The witch's athame (pronounced ah-thah-may) traditionally has dulled edge as it is not to be used for cutting on the physical plane but to direct the spiritual energy in ritual, circle or spell casting.