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    Looking for help replacing my ritual knife

    Hey - hope this is the right place to post this.

    I lost my ritual knife when my last housemate moved out about 2 years ago and have been using an interim one since - but it's never felt permanent and I'm feeling pushed to get a replacement now

    And by pushed i mean pushed - I've even been getting flashes of what I should be getting

    So I was wondering if anyone knew someone who did custom smithing in Australia. If not I'll have to go with something similar - but not the same as the flashes due to Australian law on knives (Single edge only)

    I am just looking for some help and/or advice here - especially since the flashes and pushing are getting stronger and more frequent.

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    Re: Looking for help replacing my ritual knife

    I can't help with the Aussie angle, but over the years I've had a number of blades that I've sought to use. I ended up settling on one made entirely of antler. There's just something comfortable about it. As for these flashes, is there a specific design you keep seeing?
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    Re: Looking for help replacing my ritual knife

    A roughforged iron/steel ( The surface is pitted and black except at the edges) blade sharpened on both sides with a slight curve to the tip and a rough antler handle

    Australian law would mean I couldn't import it unless it only had one edge

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    Re: Looking for help replacing my ritual knife

    Do you have any places near you that do knife shows? You may find just what you're looking for there.
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    Re: Looking for help replacing my ritual knife

    Unfortunately no . Rural australia doesn't have much and where i am it's 7 hours or $180 to a capital city. I'm sorta in the middle of nowhere out here ( Although we do have a great university in town - actually that's the reason it is a town not a small community of less than 5000. I checked the antiques show when it came through but there was nothing there.

    My best hope is to find a smith that does custom work. worst comes to worst I have a friend with a foot powered grindstone so I can sharpen the back edge if it's prepped for it. ( A Lot of Medieval re-enactors in town but the 3 who knew smithing left 2-4 years ago.) s

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    Re: Looking for help replacing my ritual knife

    Maybe carve one out of wood in the design you are seeing. It's more of a wand, but hey, hybrids are always cool.

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    Re: Looking for help replacing my ritual knife

    Quote Originally Posted by Marradin View Post
    Unfortunately no . Rural australia doesn't have much and where i am it's 7 hours or $180 to a capital city. I'm sorta in the middle of nowhere out here ( Although we do have a great university in town - actually that's the reason it is a town not a small community of less than 5000. I checked the antiques show when it came through but there was nothing there.

    My best hope is to find a smith that does custom work. worst comes to worst I have a friend with a foot powered grindstone so I can sharpen the back edge if it's prepped for it. ( A Lot of Medieval re-enactors in town but the 3 who knew smithing left 2-4 years ago.) s
    I'm going to a place that has knives for sale next weekend. Maybe send me an idea of what you're looking for, and I'll see if I can find something like it.
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    Re: Looking for help replacing my ritual knife

    A roughforged iron/steel ( The surface is pitted and black except at the sharpened edges) blade sharpened on both sides with a slight curve to the tip and a rough antler handle

    Australian law would mean I couldn't import it unless it only had one edge

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    Re: Looking for help replacing my ritual knife

    I would check Etsy and Witchvox.

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    Re: Looking for help replacing my ritual knife

    Here's a few sites that are Australian and sell knives: one, two, three, four, and five.
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