Athames

The ritual knife or Athame is a one of the most important magickal tools in Wicca and many Celtic and Western Tradition religions and magickal practices. They are used primarily for directing energy, "cutting" out the magickal circle, and performing the symbolic Great Rite. While many Athames are made of steel, the knapped stone and glass blades of Red Raven Crafts are much preferred by those who work with Faery beings, who are traditionally said to abhor ferrous material. Regardless of one's relations with the Fey, however, Red Raven ritual knives are among the finest magical tools any practitioner could employ to their Great Work.

*Special note* There is a tabu against giving knives to other people...unless the intention is to sever the relationship, for example when a High Priestess gives a knife to one of her coven members who is leaving the coven to form another group. Otherwise, the workaround is to demand that the recipient pay some nominal sum (a nickel is traditional) so that the knife would not be a gift.


$140 unique, one-of-a-kind athame  

Athame Bandera

Bandera is a ritual knife or Athame hand knapped of Banded Obsidian by Robert of Red Raven Crafts. It features a Bocote wood handle, also hand-carved and finished, and a sinue connection. A beautiful and authoritative magickal tool, Bandera would be an all-purpose Athame to cherish for a lifetime of practice. An imposing overall length of 13 7/8 inches, and the Banded Obsidian blade itself is 8 inches.

The ritual knife or Athame is a one of the most important magickal tools in Wicca and many Celtic and Western Tradition religions and magickal practices. They are used primarily for directing energy, "cutting" out the magickal circle, and performing the symbolic Great Rite. While many Athames are made of steel, the knapped stone and glass blades of Red Raven Crafts are much preferred by those who work with Faery beings, who are traditionally said to abhor ferrous material. Regardless of one's relations with the Fey, however, Red Raven ritual knives are among the finest magical tools any practitioner could employ to their Great Work.

*Special note* There is a tabu against giving knives to other people...unless the intention is to sever the relationship, for example when a High Priestess gives a knife to one of her coven members who is leaving the coven to form another group. Otherwise, the workaround is to demand that the recipient pay some nominal sum (a nickel is traditional) so that the knife is not a gift.

Ordering internationally? For the more expensive one-of-a-kind items like athames, wands and pendulums, I do ask that customers upgrade shipping to USPS Priority International which provides for tracking and insurance. It is usually $10-20 USD extra for the upgrade. I will send you a funds request, so be looking for the notice from PayPal.

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