- Supplied on Adjustable Black Rope Necklace
- Retail Packaged
- Approx 50mm - 2" wide
- Approx 45mm - 1.8" high including bale
This item is a brand new retail packaged, well crafted and beautifully detailed Viking Shield and Axe pendant created from the finest high-quality Nickel-free pewter. It comes ready to wear on an adjustable cord (approx 14" to 30" long) although it would look fine on your own favourite chain. The pendant is 45mm high (including loop) and 50mm wide - so not far off 2" by 2". The Vikings did like a fight, so a decent shield was essential, as was an axe! There were actually laws dictating how a Viking shield should be made. Typical shields were 80-90cm (32-36 inches) in diameter. Some shields appear to have been as small as 70cm (28in) in diameter. Presumably when a man made a shield for himself, he sized it to fit his body size and fighting style. A shield needs to be big enough to provide the desired protection but no bigger, too small and it exposes additional lines of attack and too large and it slows the defensive responses and exhausts the fighter. This pendant shows a stylised shield with a strong edge and detailed cross with a large central boss (behind which would have been the handle) and a pair of axes, the curved shape seems to denote these represent battle axes. A nice chunky piece of jewellery, symbolic of Viking culture. You'll be proud of this item - we're certain of that. A perfect gift or a treat for yourself!
Mystical & Magical Pewter Viking Nordic Cross Shield Double Battle Axe Protection Amulet Pendant B005NR58JI