Interwoven dragons visible on a 7th century bronze pin uncovered in the Trebel river, Nehringen. Similar items have been found in Gotland and Finland.
My new pouch lid. The Jelling-style wolf is a slightly modified version of an original design by Alban Depper of www.northan.net fame - simply the best Viking jeweller on the net in terms of craftsmanship and service. Image used by kind permission.
Belts and Strap Ends
A carved strap-end for a Polish Knight. The design was taken from his armorial.
Books and Folder Covers
Inspired by a modern Danish picture stone. Internal cuts unbevelled at customer’s request. Runic text relates to Þórr and utilises my personal fuþark.
Dane Axe Covers
11th century arm ring terminals (Gotland, Sweden), featuring a mystery braid closure.
On the upper collar there is a ‘Gripping Beast’ motif and a death-rune. The lower collar repeats the four hammer swastika featured on a bucket ornament among the Oseberg finds.
This horn harness is decorated with standard motifs associated with the Cult of Óðinn – a ‘Deathknot’, drinking horn triskele, interlaced serpents and the ‘ALU’ runic word formula.
Óðinn masks inspired by Oseberg and Valsgärde finds. Loki mask my own design incorporating the Icelandic Þórshamarr galdrastafr.
Scabbards and Sheaths
My client requested the inclusion of boars in the design for her sax sheath... I wanted to go one better!
Hrafnblár! Continuing the bestial motif, I reinvented a wool-lined sheath for an early Paul Binns ceremonial sax. Hardware courtesy of Russell Scott’s Viking Experience.
Images from Gotland, Sweden and Jelling, Denmark. The devouring wolf was copied from a medieval manuscript illustration (provenance unknown).
These interwoven serpents were inspired by a runic rock carving (Sollentuna, Sweden).
The runic inscription is a passage from Snorri Sturluson’s Heimskringla, Ynglinga saga Chapter 6. where he describes Óðinn’s berserkir!!!