Cretan Serpent Head Athame - 11 Inches Long with Black-Stained Kermes Oak Handle, Steel Blade, and Bronze Pommel - Made in Crete

This gorgeous black-handled athame features a black-stained kermes oak handle and a stunning serpent head pommel. It was specially created for Omen by a master bladesmith on the Isle of Crete, which has held strategic military significance to numerous con

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This gorgeous black-handled athame features a black-stained kermes oak handle and a stunning serpent head pommel. It was specially created for Omen by a master bladesmith on the Isle of Crete, which has held strategic military significance to numerous conquering nations throughout history. Due to the need for vigilant defense against invasion, Crete has also had a long association with the crafting of knives—dating back to ancient Minoan culture. Knife shops can be found throughout the island, especially in cities like Chania and Heraklion, with some said to have been there since medieval times.

Black-handled knives and athames are of important use to Witches, ceremonial magicians, and other practitioners of classical revivalist religions.

Overall Length: 11 Inches
Blade Length: 6 Inches
Materials: black-stained kermes oak handle, steel blade, bronze pommel, oak sheath