It was engraved with an ancient language that was tied to the same language on the Seal of Danzalthar (proto-Tawarikh). The inscription read "The blood which I spill I consecrate to the oldest evil". The First Evil in the form of Warren told Andrew to "Drive the words deep into him [Jonathan]".
After the murder Andrew washed off the blood and put the knife in Buffy Summers' cutlery drawer because she didn't have any steak knives. Buffy later used it to threaten Andrew to get him to confess to the murder and spill tears so the Seal would close.
Behind the Scenes
- The screen used knife was purchased from a catalog as were many of the knives and weapons on the show. This knife, however, served double duty, also appearing as the Dagger of Lex in "Life Serial" in Season 6. In both cases the red tassle was removed. The handle was painted in sections for "Life Serial" with pearlescent nail polish to make it appear to be Mother of Pearl.
- For "Storyteller" the knife had runes added to the blade and the Mother of Pearl Coloring removed from the handle.