For all the rune casters here that have used/use runes made from bone; have you felt any residual energies in your readings?
I've been considering a set that looks nice but unfortunately is only available to me online... So no opportunity so hold them and feel them before purchase. Since I can't make them myself and I don't know anything about the animal, how it lived, how it died, I'm a little worried the bone will carry with it some bad stuff.
I'm relatively new to runes, but very picky in my materials in general and a bone rune set I found online was the only one that really managed to attract me. I felt no negative energy from it, but the source was an artist that had worked for the heathen/norse pagan market quite a while, so that might have played a role.
If you are worried the set of your liking might have lingering energies that contaminate your readings, would laying the spirits to rest via ritual work for you? I tend to do that for any animal derived material I use that I know or suspect had a violent death. It's worked well for me so far.
Looking around for reviews from previous customers might also be helpful, if that's a possibility?