Call upon nature's wisdom and the power of the ancients of the wood with this amazing athame. Finely crafted with a perfectly balanced, single edged Damascus steel blade, genuine stag's horn grip, and banded brass pommel with wooden insets. Includes a protective, stitched leather sheath. This is truly a unique and beautiful ritual knife that has been created to last a lifetime and is ready to be put into magickal service for the working witch!
Damascus steel is a form of steel first created specifically for sword making as far back as 300 BCE in the Middle East. It's distinctive banding pattern is reminiscent of the flow of universal energy.
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 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.
Size 8" in length.