Hexeengel Liebeslied (hexeengel) wrote in pagan_thrift,
Hexeengel Liebeslied

Re-handling Athame

X-posted to pimp_my_altar, pagan_thrift, and pagan_d_i_y. If it's unwelcome at any of these places, or you have suggestions on where I might get better answers, please don't hesitate to let me know.

The current athame I have is this one, and it's served me well for many years. However, since I'm seeking to walk a Traditional path of Wicca (Gardnerianism, specifically), I'd need one with a black handle, but still just as plain (and my personal aesthetics would prefer silver tones to the gold/brass :P). They're damn impossible to find without spending an arm and a leg, so I was wondering if anyone had any experience with removing/replacing the wooden handle with something that's naturally dark (e.g., ebony, etc.). I realize I could just repaint/restain it, but that would feel temporary to me, whereas a whole new handle would seem more permanent (and yes, I know that's just me).

I've also considered sanding some of the etching off of this one as an alternative as well, though.

Any thoughts/suggestions would be much appreciated.
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