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Silver Axe Pendant | Large Axe Necklace | Norse Viking Jewelry
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This large axe pendant is handmade in the Mammen style.

Metal: sterling silver (925)
Weight: approx. 25 g.
Size: 55 mm
Two-sided pendant

Chain not come with the pendant.

Fit chains:

1. Мedium weight chain - berloga-workshop.com/catalog/67-viking-ch

2. Medium sized chain - berloga-workshop.com/catalog/24-viking-ch...

3. Medium sized chain - berloga-workshop.com/catalog/456-viking-ch...

4. Medium sized chain - berloga-workshop.com/catalog/68-sterling-sil...

5. Сhain with filigree  - berloga-workshop.com/catalog/280-best-chain

The great ceremonial axe from Mammen, Jutland, Denmark, Viking, c10th century. Made of iron inlaid with silver, this axe was found in a chamber tomb. From the National Museum, Copenhagen.


A magnificent axe was given to the late tycoon of Mammen to accompany him to his grave. It is made of iron and decorated with silver inlay. However, the motifs present on the axe are somewhat ambiguous. Arguments can be made in favor of both Christian and pagan (pre-Christian) motifs. A tree is depicted on one side of the axe. This can be interpreted as a pagan tree "Yggdrasil", but also as a Christian "Tree of Life".

The other side of the axe from Mammen shows a bird motif. The bird is either the Gullinkambi rooster (the ancient Scandinavian "golden crest") or the Phoenix. The Gullinkambi rooster, like Yggdrasil, belongs to Scandinavian mythology. Gullinkambi sits atop the Yggdrasil tree. His job is to wake up the Viking warriors every morning, and when Ragnarok comes, he will crow. The phoenix, on the other hand, is a symbol of rebirth belonging to Christian mythology. Thus, the axe motifs can be interpreted as both pagan and Christian.

Mammen Style takes its name from its type object, an axe recovered from a wealthy male burial marked a mound (Bjerringhø) at Mammen, in Jutland, Denmark (on the basis of dendrochronology, the wood used in construction of the grave chamber was felled in winter 970-971). Richly decorated on both sides with inlaid silver designs, the iron axe was probably a ceremonial parade weapon that was the property of a man of princely status, his burial clothes bearing elaborate embroidery and trimmed with silk and fur.

Axe gives victory in all matters fair, gives courage and confidence, clears the owner of a talisman of wickedness and evil eyes, bestows prosperity and fertility.

As a symbol, the axe stands for bravery, strength, and audacity. It is a reminder of heritage and the accomplishments of ancestors who bent the world to their will using only what they had. It is a symbol of the berserker, and all that entails. It conveys the heart or mind's ability to cut through that which holds one back and to forge boldly ahead.

The most famous, and perhaps most common, Viking weapon was the axe. Viking axes ranged in size from hand axes (similar to tomahawks) to long-hafted battle axes. Unlike the axes usually depicted in fantasy illustrations, Viking axes were single-bitted (to make them faster and more maneuverable). Viking axes were sometimes "bearded," which is to say that the lower portion of the axe head was hook-shaped to facilitate catching and pulling shield rims or limbs. The axe required far less iron, time, or skill to produce than a sword; and because it was an important tool on farms and homesteads, the Norse would have had them in hand since childhood. The Viking axe would make the Norsemen famous, and even after the Viking Age waned, the descendants of the Vikings (such as the Varangians of Byzantium or the Galloglass of Ireland) would be sought after as bodyguards or elite mercenaries specifically for their axe skill.

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