Viking Age Swedish Bone Needle Hairpin


These unique little hair pins are crafted from solid cow bone and are based on a viking age find from Uppland Sweden.

Most of the large bone needles like this are often believed to be for the hair as they are typically found higher up near the head in grave findings. There is also a theory about these style of pins being used for cloaks but as far as we know this fashion declined in popularity in the later iron ages.

Averages around 6 inches long and 1/3 inch wide at its thickest.

This listing is for one hair pin.

If you have any questions please feel free to message me at anytime.



Shipping from United States

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1-3 business days

Customs and import taxes

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 1 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

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Gift wrapping and packaging

Fun little fact about us we always wrap up everything we sell like a present so it always feels like your getting a gift in the mail and get to enjoy tearing open the paper and anticipation to see how awesome your new item is.



Custom and personalized orders

If you are looking for a custom order just message me so we can figure out details!

Care instructions

If your leather is feeling a little dry and stiff one of the best products you can ever apply is mink oil paste or "leather fat", a light coating will soften, protect and even help repel water

Wholesale availability

If you are looking to buy wholesale i start discounts at 25 items i also help with viking weddings and would be happy to work with you on what ever your looking for.

Great quality, beautiful piece, fast shipping. Will be buying more from this seller shortly.

These needles are so elegant and smooth. The grooves really help hold the hair in place.

Overall I love this hair pin! It’s sturdy which is necessary for the item. My only suggesting would be to round over the corners on the decorative carved bands. The hard edges make putting in and taking out the pin a bit tricky to do. This doesn’t change my great opinion of the piece at all! Just takes an extra minute or to in order to put it in and take it out. Definitely stays in well though! I twist my hair into a bun and use the pin to hold it, this definitely holds well!

This is a lovely, high-quality hairpin that is perfect for historical dress and practical, everyday use. I also use mine as a candle scribe. Lykos Leather ships fast and his products are always wonderful.

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