1. A white-handled knife used by some Witches and Wiccans for carving items, especially items used in ritual. For example, it would be used to carve a sigil on a candle used in a ritual. For some, it would also be used for many daily cutting purposes. To people who use the white knife in this way, the better-known black-hilted knife, the Athame, is not used to cut anything physical. Rather, it is used to direct energy.
AUTHOR: Donald Michael Kraig
2.Also spelled "Bolline." A Witch tool. A knife used for non-ritual functions. It often has a brown wood handle.
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