The Sword - Basic Tools, Equipment& Furniture

Wicca: Book of Spells and Witchcraft for Beginners. The Guide of Shadows for Wiccans, Solitary Witches, and Other Practitioners of Magic Rituals - Arin Chamberlains 2018

The Sword
Basic Tools, Equipment& Furniture

The Sword is not an essential tool in Witchcraft, since it may always be substituted with the athame. However, it is a preference that some Witches use Swords, and even some covens use a coven Sword, to be used by members of the coven and for the casting of the Circle. Again, as with the knife, a Sword may be purchased and simply personalized (by means of decorating, engraving or etching) by the solitary witch or the members of the coven, or it may be made from scratch. Before the use of either sword, cleansing, purification and consecration rituals are necessary as with the knife and any other tool to be used in Craft work.