Monday, August 29, 2011
When the Moon is wanning, make an infusion in water taken from a running river, mixed with the Martial Herbs:
Dragon's Blood resin
Into this mix a few drops of your own blood.
Exorcise the blade with water from your cup and incense mixed with the Martial herbs:
4 parts myrrh
1 part dried powered yew or juniper
1 part dried elderberry
1 part dried cyprus
1 part patchouli oil
1 pinch of magnestized iron fillings or lodestone dust or oil
burned in your thurible;
then proceed to heat the blade of the knife in your thurible coals until it glows. When the blade is glowing, plunge it into your waiting brew, chanting these words, and visualizing the knife glowing with power after each immersion:
"Blade of steel I conjure thee
to ban such thing as named by me
As my word, so more it be!"
This process of tempering, or forging as it is called, should be repeated three  times.
Having accomplished this, you must magnetize the blade by stroking it repeatedly with a lodestone. Holding the blade in your left hand, and the lodestone in the other, beginning at the handle end of the blade, draw the lodestone down the whole length to the very point. Keep this up for a good five minutes, always stroking in the same direction, chanting these words at each stroke:
"Blade of Steel, I conjure thee
attract all things named by me!
As my words, so mote it be!"
Finally, you must bury the blade for three  days and three  nights in the EARTH, point down. At the end of this time, dig up the blade.
Lift the blade above you, and direct it towards the moon and shout:
"Blessed be thou Blade of Arte!"
modified from Mastering Witchcraft