Capable of smashing through shield and armor with a single blow, the axe was was one of the deadliest weapons in the ancient world. To a barbarian warrior, a pendant such as this would have represented not only his prowess in battle, but also his wealth and social status as well.
On every inch of its surface, this bronze pendant is covered with shapes and patterns drawn from Celtic and Viking art. The end result is a strikingly unconventional piece of jewelry that packs a powerful punch.
This Celtic Axehead Pendant measures 1 3/4" tall, and has designs on both sides of the axe head. It comes with a 33" long black cord. This pendant is made of bronze.
So, is it a Celtic pendant or a Viking pendant? Well, to be honest, it's a little bit of both. You see, the Vikings and the Celts lived side by side for much of their history— fighting, trading, and sometimes intermarrying. It's no surprise then that certain aspects of their cultures, art and weapons included, were shared and spread as the two tribal cultures influenced each other.
How large is the hole in the pendant? The hole is 1/4" in diameter. It can easily accommodate a more substantial cord if you wish to swap it out.
Is the design the same on both sides of the axe? Yes, it is the same design on both sides.