Hand Forged Nordic Coat Rack
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The longship is one of the images most associated with the vikings to this day. Although often seen as a cliche (alongside the horned helmet) the longship truly was the key to their power.
The ability to travel with speed and versatility on the seas meant a raiding party could appear literally anywhere along the coast of Britain. For the Kings of the time, defence was near enough impossible in many cases.
The ships were designed to cross oceans but also be able to penetrate deep into a land through rivers; in many ways, it was far superior to the ships of other cultures.
This Coat Rack was hand forged by Great Ash Forge from steel and features a beast head on the prow and shields along the side.
Material & Make
This item has been hand forged in England from steel at the Great Ash Forge Smithy. For anyone unfamiliar with the forging process, this has been created entirely with fire, a hammer and an anvil. Although quite small, this piece took great effort and time to create.
All Max's raw materials are sourced in the UK.
Because these pieces are hand made, there may be slight variations from the product picture.
About The Artist
Max Freeman of Great Ash Forge is an accomplished blacksmith whose products range from historical replicas to artistic endeavours with sculpting. From spear heads to fire dogs and jewellery, Max’s mastery of his craft becomes apparent in the diversity of objects he creates, and is fuelled by his interest in Nordic and Celtic history.
Within his Northern Fire collection, you’ll find a range of his crafts, all hammered by hand and forged in fire.
Size & Dimensions
For assembly, the holes are 6.5 mm.