Hand Forged Spear Pendant
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Although the spear is less remembered by history in comparison to the sword or the axe, it was probably the most common Viking weapon available (a spear head would be cheaper to produce than a sword).
Spears would vary in length and could be used as distance weapons as well as for close range general combat.
Amulets of spears have been found in Viking Age graves, possibly due to their affiliation with Odin's great weapon Gungnir. These were often worn for lifetime and passed down over generations (unless they were buried with the wearer upon death).
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 of Max's raw materials are sourced in the UK.
Because these pieces are hand made, there may be slight variations from the product picture.
This pendant comes attached on an adjustable leather cord.
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
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