Athame & Daggers
Protection comes in many forms.
– Madam Josephine
Athames, daggers, and swords are used to focus personal power. They are associated with the element of fire. They help direct the will of the wielder.
The athame usually has a double-edged blade and a black handle. It is used for directing energy or casting protective circles, so it’s usually not sharpened.
A boline usually has a curved blade and a white handle. It’s used for cutting plants and herbs, so it is kept sharp.
A sword has a large double-edge blade, but is not kept sharp. It used for directing power or casting large circles.