Top 10 Reasons Why Athame Handles are Black

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10. So they'll go with any color of robe.

9. So you can cover up nicks & scratches with shoe polish.

8. It's slimming (can't have fat athames, can we?)

7. It doesn't show dirt.

6. Because finding a dropped athame in an outdoor ritual in the dark is a test of loyalty to your faith.

5. It's so much more dignified than chartreuse.

4. Seemed like a good idea at the time.

3. Someone spilled all the paints together and that's what ended up.

2. No, no! Black is for winter rituals--use white before Labor Day!

And the #1 reason athames handles are black....

1. So that we'd have something to argue about other than how "athame" is pronounced!

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