The shield knot symbol is as its name suggests a symbol of protection. It bears a certain resemblance to the solar cross. The knot has been used by many different cultures throughout history including Celts and Vikings. As with the Troll Cross, the Shield knot was a token of love. It offered hope and security to the family waiting for the return of one of its members.
This piece is made from **NICKEL**.
Viking Brooch, Shield Knot Variation Pin
Each item begins as a piece of sheet metal, copper, bronze, brass or nickel. The pattern was transferred to the metal with a rolling mill from an original piece I etched in a salt-water solution. The piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. A patina, clear polymer coating applied and a pin attached to the back with adhesive.