Stand out in the crowd with this bold athame in red and black. It is large, loud, and lovely. Weighing in at 1 pound 4 ounces, the damascus blade is 9" long with a striking pattern. The inlaid wood handle features beautiful tooled brass fittings. The Statement Athame comes with a double stitched, nicely dyed and tooled leather belt sheath. Not for the weak or feint at heart.
During the forging process, damascus steel is doubled over, welded, redoubled, and rewelded until the various layers of steel become intertwined, resulting in distinctive and complex patterns. Damascus steel is not only beautiful, but strong, and holds a sharp edge. It is not stainless and will rust if not cared for appropriately. Be sure to wipe the blade clean of any fingerprints or other material before sheathing it. Avoid long term storage in the sheath. Keeping the blade lightly oiled is advisable. Any light machine oil will do.