Runic Axe Head Pendant
This is the first piece released through Northern Fire by Kai Uwe Faust of Heilung and Kunsten På Kroppen.
His concept for these runic axe head pendants has been carved, cast and finished by Sean Parry of Sacred Knot Tattoo in a collaborative effort of artistry.
The inscriptions seen on this piece were found etched into an amulet discovered in Gorodishche, Russia. Now housed in the Novgorod Museum (alongside several rune carvings on bone from the same area) the original pendant is testament to the unique formations of the Futhark alphabets, and is evidence of the personal use of the runes by ancient peoples.
Usually its story sits quietly behind a display case, but Kai was inspired to bring the essence of this amulet to the present day through this effort with Sean. In honour of the artefact, runic inscriptions have been carved into both sides, and the axe head shape represents the amplification of these symbols through the ages.
Material & Make
Each piece of jewellery has been polished to a shining finish by a Northern Fire artisan in our workshop in Wales, where we also craft our moulds and hand cast each piece. Our pewter is sourced from Cornwall and has been chosen for its flexibility and shine.
This pendant comes with an adjustable cotton cord.
About The Artist
Known widely as a founding member and vocalist of Heilung, Kai’s pioneering work in the Nordic tattoo community earned him respect for years prior to the band’s first releases. As the successor to Kunsten på Kropen, Kai’s artistry is not only renowned for its quality, but the thoughtful intent with which he imbues ink into the skin. The artwork Kai will be sharing through Northern Fire is crafted with the same profound depth seen in all his endeavors. Here you’ll find his designs for clothing, jewellery, and prints.
You can see more of Kai's artwork on Northern Fire here.
Size & Dimensions
This amulet measures 8 cm by 4.5 cm (3 x 2 inches)