Hand Forged Odin Bottle Opener
This bottle opener was hand forged by Great Ash Forge from steel and strikes the perfect balance between its weight and delicate score marks to add detail.
This particular bottle opener depicts the father of the Norse gods, Odin. Throughout history, Odin was often associated with wisdom and poetry but also death and war. In his search for wisdom, he would often travel alone under several different names and would sometimes resemble an old wanderer.
Admittedly, during the Viking age, ale and mead would have been brewed in barrels and consumed from either horns or tankards... but I like to think that if the Norsemen were still raiding the coastlines of Europe and beyond, they would open their (probably looted) beers with one of these...
Material & Make
This item has been hand forged in England from steel at the Great Ash Forge smithy. For anyone not familiar with the forging process, this has been created entirely with fire, a hammer and an anvil and although quite small, this piece took at least 45 minutes to create.
All Max's raw materials are sourced in the UK
As these pieces are hand made, there may be slight variations from the product picture.
About The Artist
Max aka Great Ash Forge is a blacksmith with a keen interest in Nordic history. When he is not studying to gain further knowledge of his craft, he creates a variety of cool bits made from metal for Northern Fire which you can view here.
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