The Red Raven

By November 18, 2012 Woodworking 17 Comments

Blackthorn Raven knife pommel

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.

Blackthorn handled ritual knife

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