Horned God Athame






October 2011
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I was fortunate enough to obtain a leg bone and legskin of a red deer stag, both which are exceptionally hard materials to source here in the U.S. The leg bone became the handle of a beautiful bone knife, painted in acrylics and decorated with chocolate brown deerskin and braided brown waxed linen cord. I painted the water buffalo bone blade with a stag hoofprint and a line of dots up the center, just on one side.

The sheath is made of more deerskin, and the tanned red deer legskin, with the complete hoof. I added detailing and belt loops made of more braided cord, and completed the sheath with a gorgeous handmade ceramic stag button.