Commissioning Custom Anthames and Magical Tools
There are many religions and philosophies that require the use of special tools to be used in ceremony. Athamés, swords, wands, etc. There are many books and papers giving descriptions of what to use and how to make them — and if you can make it yourself, that's great. But it's not easy to do, and these days few people have the time. We have worked with many traditions from around the world: The Golden Dawn; The Aurum Solis; Solomonic; Wiccan; and Masonic, to name a few. The use and construction of a magical tool is very personal and we respect our client's wishes and privacy. We work closely with you to create exactly what you need in every detail: from size and color to engravings and gemstones. Together, we'll create a magical item that will not only perform well but be beautiful and last for lifetimes to come.
Athames and Swords
The Crossguard and Pommel:
There are many traditional symbols used in magical work. The Moon, the Sun, and the Pentagram being the most common. Over the years we have created many standard styles of athame and sword hilts that incorporate these symbols in a variety of ways. We make our crossguards and pommels in solid bronze using the lost wax casting method. The lost wax method ensures the best possible detail on every piece, and the bronze offers a strength needed to last a lifetime. We offer many beautiful hilt styles as part of our standard works of art, each conceived, designed and created by Omega Artworks. Every part is sculpted individually by hand so minor changes can be made to suit your needs.
Of course nothing makes your magical tool as unique as having a ceremonial hilt designed just for you. We will gladly work with you to design and sculpt a custom magical tool: from preliminary drawings, to photos of the wax, and to the final product, we do our best to keep you engaged in the design experience.
Though many ceremonial athames and swords may never be used to cut in the material world, we still use the best materials and construction methods possible. Blades can be made of carbon steel or bronze, curved or straight, depending on your individual needs. We can engrave symbols or ritual phrases on the blade or elsewhere, as you desire.
A wand can be seen as nothing more than a piece of wood, but when carved with the right wood, smoothed, and finished, it becomes a powerful tool. We create all of our wands by hand, using many of the same woods we use in our athamé and sword handles. Engraving, gemstones and talismans can also be added to a wand. We can custom make the length and thickness to make sure the wand suits your needs.
Sickles and Boleens
The curved sickle or boleen is often used in ceremonial work as well as practical harvesting. Several of our standard hilt designs can be combined with a curved blade in either steel or bronze to create unique sickles and boleens. We will gladly work with you to make sure the result is beautiful and functional.
Placing a Custom Magical Tool Order
The first step in placing your order for a custom magical item from Omega Artworks is to review our construction techniques and design catalog to figure out what you want. Look at our handle materials and decide whether you're interested in plating, engraving, or other specialized touches to make your magical tool your own.
Once you have a good idea of what you're looking to have made, contact us via email or give us a call at 651-503-0273 to let us know what you're interested in. We'll work with you to refine your concept so you can get exactly what you want.