A page of handwritten notes on lined, dirty refill paper.

Blade Ceremony – MEMORISE

Present blade in both hands.

This is your machete. It is made to the standard of our community, to help you survive and thrive in a difficult world. It will be with you always. You will be responsible for ensuring that it is sharp and well maintained.
In the same way, you have grown to the standard of our community, which you will help to survive and thrive. We will be with you always. We share the responsibility to care for one another in a difficult world, and we will always care for you.

Pass blade to recipient.

You are now an adult, responsible for all our community, in defence and provision. Wear this blade with pride, but remember its weight as well.