Asgard Viking & Pictish Chains

AV023-CK - Manx Gungnir on Knit Chain

A Gungnir made of solid pewter. Gungnir is the spear of the Norse god Odin and is worn by Odin's followers for protection. The shaft is decorated with knotwork in a Manx style ring chain.

The chain is made of stainless steel using the trichinopoly method, also known as 'viking knit'. While it is not as flexible as a true chain composed of seperate links, it is strong and comfortable to wear. The technique was used in the Viking age for suspension chains and necklaces. The pewter dragon heads are based on a pair found in Norway and are in the Urnes style of the 11th Century.

The total length of the chain is approx. 74cm. The whole piece weighs approx. 57g.

Pendant Dimensions: 15 mm x 51 mm

Price: £100.00

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