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14th Century Athame

14th Century Athame

$ 40.00 $ 55.95

Styled like a basic boot knife, but with length to spare! This simple, medieval-style athame measures 15 inches in total, with a 9-inch blade. It has a double-edge blade of stainless steel, brass fittings, and a polished wood handle. Comes with a hand-tooled leather sheath.

Overall dimensions: 15 in (length)

Blade dimensions: 9 in (length)

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By buying this knife, you certify that you are above the age of 18 and are legally allowed to purchase it where you live. You are responsible for following all local laws related to the possession and display of knives. We accept no liability for misuse of this item.

About the Athame

An athame is a ritual knife used in Wiccan and other Pagan or magickal traditions. It may be used symbolically in a ritual, or to direct energy, or both. Traditionally, an athame is a purely magickal tool—it is never used for mundane tasks, for violence, or for cutting physical objects at all.

The athame represents the active energy of Fire (or Air, depending on the exact tradition). It acts as a conduit for the will of the user, and much like a wand, can focus and direct energy toward a specific task. You can use your athame to draw a boundary (as in circle casting), cut energetic cords, or charge objects with energy.

On a Wiccan altar, the athame stands for the masculine principle of the Divine, and the chalice represents the feminine. When brought together they, represent the God and Goddess in their union.


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