The Shaman forged the primitive hidden tang steel blade with a propane forge. I made the handle out of blackthorn, ritually harvested during the Wolf Moon two winters ago. I carved the pommel into a raven as this creature is beloved to our mutual friend and witch who this blade was crafted for. We wrapped the handle with red cotton per her instruction, which I carefully stitched in place, and then wrapped the joint with sinew to finish it. The Red Raven is now in the possession of its very happy new owner.