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Authentic Urnes Drake Knotwork Viking Shield - Carved Viking Shield

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This shield features beautifully detailed Urnes-style Norse drake ornamental patterns carved into the plywood. We like to think of the drake upon this shield as symbolizing Jormungandr, the mythic Serpent that encircles the realm of Midgard in Norse mythology. It is viewed as the ultimate symbol of fate's inevitability.

Viking warriors would demonstrate with this icon their will to go to battle and accept whatever fate the gods are in store for them.

The Urnes style is a later phase of Viking knotwork art. It takes its name from the remarkable carved wooden doors of the stave church at Urnes, Norway. The style is a refinement of the Ringerike style and depends upon the interplay of gracefully curving lines for its effect. 

The shield is made out of 15mm thick birch plywood, painted, and varnished by hand. It is consolidated by steel bolts and a hand-hammered umbo. It comes with a wood handlebar installed on the back.

The shield can be used as a decorative wall hanger or as a functional piece for medieval reenactment or LARP.

Size - 75 cm ( 29.5 inches ) in diameter

Weight - cca 4.7 kg ( 10.3 pounds )

Material - 15mm thick birch plywood


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