I'm searching for a blessing ritual to allow my physical sword to affect metaphysical entities. If anyone knows anything about the subject, please post a response with either the ritual itself or a link to it.
I typically just channel my energy through the steel, and that energy will affect metaphysical entities. I basically envision that my energy forms a sort of layer over the steel, and hardens and sharpens the blade( because I typically use dull blades for these purposes, for safety reasons).
That's certainly an idea, but my cutlass is razor sharp so that isn't really an option for me. At least for the time being. I was thinking something along the lines of inscriptions on the blade itself.
My uncle has my family's sword from before the famine in Ireland that brought that side of my family to the Americas, and that has several runes on the blade which I roughly translated to mean " by the grace of the gods, protect me" and the other side says " by assisting to defeat my enemy." I don't see why it wouldn't be able to work.