Small Ipe Athame
This hand-carved athame was crafted by my Woo Wizard friend Wahzu. The blade is a special wood called Ipe(pronounced eepay), from the Amazon basin. It is one of the hardest woods on earth, incredibly dense, and heavy. The word ipe means forever. When a tree falls, it rots so slowly that it seems to be there forever. A large tree can stay for hundreds of years. The density of the wood gives it metal-like properties, an excellent choice for an athame. If you seek a non-ferrous substitute which will not be offensive to Faery magick, a wooden weapon like this is an obvious choice. The handle is a White Maple carved into a double spiral.