You will have to look closely
to see the unusual details of this Viking anchor, and listen
closely to the story that inspired it.
1.75 inches tall without the
bail or 44mm
1 inch across the flukes or
3/8ths of an inch thick on
one of the flukes to 3/16ths inch at the stock. 5-11mms
The bail is 12 gauge twisted
wire that will accommodate 6-8mm leather, rope or chain, even
more should you reshape it.
The weight on this one is 17gms
in Argentium 935 Pro silver.
The patterns are on all sides.
The only smooth polished surface is the very top of the anchor
where the molten metal is poured. This is highly polished. Hallmark
can be placed here or on the back side.
Now, the tall tale story...
Thousands of years ago when
the Vikings were conquering the world, a ship lost it's anchor.
None wanted to face the wrath of Viking King Boru and a quick
thinking long red bearded man made for port into Western Ireland.
While two set about carving an anchor shape into the rocks of
the seashore, the others gathered metal to melt. A crude anchor
shape was cut into the stone, the metals melted and poured into
the stone mold. The finished anchor took on the shapes and patterns
of the stones it was cast in. Along with the history of the beautiful
rugged Western Ireland.
Layers and layers of shale
like rock make up the coast. Stepping stones for the Celtic Vikings.
Pure white silver, on an off
white stingray skin. The black you see is reflections. With age
it will only look better as it takes on a patina in the ridges.
These images are upon a Viking
sword. The top of the anchor was kept polished for shaping of
Viking swords, knives and tools. This was able to be done underway
on to the next land to conquer!
#VikingAnchor silver- $175.00
14k gold Viking Anchor
The same Viking anchor, only
done in 14kt gold. The bail is a 14 gauge smooth wire. The bail
opening will accept up to 10-11mm chain. Not the slight curve
of the flukes. Modern sailors will recognize the made in Scotland
plow anchor similarity!
This came in at 21.2gms $1,375.00
1" inch across the flukes.
1.75" tall without the bail. 2 3/16" total hanging
length with bail.
If you are not on a phone and
have a real screen, see the Viking
Just a slight change of angle
brings out different colors and reflections. The black is merely
lenses glass being reflected back into the gold.