The "D" Edition (designed by P.N. D'Drennan) which was designed during the early years of the Sabretooth Clan from 1996-7. Commissioned by Father Sebastiaan from D'Drennan exclusively for his fang clients is a rare collectors edition only made in sterling silver and measures about 3 inches long. Only those who are personally approved by Father Sebastiaan, most notably select personal fang clients.
Each Ankh is made to order in Sterling Silver, Blackened Sterling Silver, Gold Vermeil and Rose Gold (10k plated Sterling Silver).
Customization with 3MM Garnet, Amethyst, Onyx and Black Diamond available. Please contact customer service.
These Ankhs are custom made in Los Angeles. Orders in December ship in January.
The ankh, or in Latin the crux ansata (cross with a handle), was originally the Egyptian hieroglyph which meant “life”. Many ancient Egyptian artworks, especially funerary art, depict gods and pharaohs bearing this symbol. The ankh was also associated with Osiris, the god of death and rebirth, and ankhs were often placed with mummies in order to symbolically convey the gift of immortality.
Over time the ankh came to symbolize immortality, and can even be seen as a key to unlock the gates of death. The Rosicrucians and members of Hermetic orders often use this symbol in their rituals. The Coptic Christians, also employed it as a symbol of life after death. Ankhs incorporating mirrors into their design have sometimes been used to symbolize perception of the subtle reality.
The bladed ankh first appeared in popular culture in the 1983 film The Hunger, based on the vampire novel by Whitley Strieber and directed by Tony Scott. With its historical symbolism, cultural significance, and esoteric nature, the bladed ankh was the obvious and most common symbol for the Vampire.
The Legacy Ankh
The Legacy Ankh is a special version of the bladed ankh and is the sigilium which represents the virtues, teachings, traditions, culture and philosophy known as the Black Veils. Some of the Black Veils include virtues like Immortality, Romance, Elegance, Seduction, Apotheosis, Music, Art, Decadance, Nightside, Dayside, Unity, Family, Magick, Dance, Civility, Hospitality, Honor, Diversity, Chivalry, Decadance and Xepher.
In 1996, Master Metal Manipulator D’Drennan was commissioned by Father Sebastiaan to make an exclusive version of a bladed ankh to represent the Black Veils and the Legacy. Thus was born the Legacy Ankh, the most recognized international symbol in the Vampyre / Vampire Community.
Thus was born the Legacy Ankh, the most recognized international symbol in the Vampyre / Vampire Community. This precious artifact is proudly worn proudly in public and openly in ceremony by Vampyres/Vampires and Black Swans to symbolize their Legacy and understanding of the Black Veils.
There are three generations in the core design of the Legacy Ankh, the first is the original released in 1997, the second was released in 2005 and the third revealed in September 2019 in Witch City Halo (Salem, Mass). Since there are so many inspired variations inspired by this design, the Legacy Ankh is legally copyrighted and trademarked in order to protect symbol. The third Legacy Ankh’s meaning and sacredness is amplified by also being a fundraiser, because part of the sales will be a donated to Suicide Prevention Awareness charities in respect to D’Drennan.
A closely guarded secret amongst the Vampires of the Sabretooth Clan and if you look you will find the answers. These are obvious to know is "in the know" and not very obvious to those who do not. Each stone color of white, red, purple and black has a significant meaning, those who put stones in them without knowing this meaning will invite those who do know to test and validate their intent.
Licensing and Credits
The Vampire Legacy Ankh design is a copyright and the trademark by the Sabretooth Clan, all rights reserved, original concept by Father Sebastiaan (1996), design and original jewelry by Master Metal Manipulator D'Drennan in 1996-7. Here are a few craftspeople who are apart of the Sabretooth Clan network who have been granted permission to use this symbol. If you are curious about creating artwork with the Vampyre Legacy Ankh please contact Father Sebastiaan directly.