Materials: Bronze or Sterling Silver (hand cast), leather cord
Size: 45mm by 12mm // 1.75 inches by 5/8th inches
Viking Age Keys:
From Sweden to the British Isles, Vikings and their predecessors valued keys as a powerful and beautiful images of ownership. While both Viking men and women were buried with keys, a man’s key was often more decorative while a woman’s was both functional and elegant. Worn on necklaces or chains of brooches, the graves of women buried with their keys in the Viking Age far outnumber those of men. Viking women adorned in their keys showed their status and control of the household.
In the story Þrymskviða of the Poetic Edda, Thor dresses as Freya in order to trick a giant into returning his hammer, Mjölnir. His feminine guise is described in detail, including the adornment of a “housewife’s door keys” so that he will authentically appear as the feminine Freya.
No doubt, displaying your keys on your person was important for the Vikings.
If you have any questions or comments please feel free to message me!
3-5 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
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.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
When ordering with me i collect basic information to accomplish and ship your order such as your name and address that you provide to me.
I do not in any circumstance share any personal information.
Any information needed to complete an order will be saved by etsy for as long as i keep my shop open.
If you have any privacy related questions please feel free to message me at any time.
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.
If you are looking for a custom order just message me so we can figure out details!
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
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.