The Moon Phase athame features a thin blade with a matt finish cross guard and pommel with moon phase amulet, and has a carved herringbone pattern black handle. This athame can be used by many traditions for many purposes. Has black sheath: 9.5" with 4.75" blade.
The athame represents the magical element of fire, associated with the Sun and the Horned God. The athame in magickal practice is used like a wand to focus and project the energies of the witch. When the athame is combined with the chalice they represent the union of God and Goddess, male and female, sun and moon, fire and water.
The crescent symbol is primarily used to represent the Moon, not necessarily in a particular lunar phase. When used to represent a waxing or waning lunar phase, "crescent" or "increscent" refers to the waxing first quarter, while the symbol representing the waning final quarter is called "decrescent".
The Luna, half moon, or sickle of the moon, waning and waxing moon, is a sign of fertility and to the cycles of life and death. It represents the changing of the seasons and the ebb & flow of the tide.
* Does not include large amethyst crystal or wooden tray in pictures