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This is a genuine handmade braided brown round leather keychain knot with real solid bronze center piece and end beads.
The large center piece bead is double sided featuring a Vegvisir and Aegishjalmur runic staves.
Vegvisir - a 'sign post' or 'runic compass', is an Icelandic magical stave intended to help the bearer find their way through rough weather. A page in the Huld Manuscript includes the image of the sigil and states that if this sign is carried, one will never lose his/her way in storms or bad weather even when the way is not know.
Aegishjalmur, or the Helm of Awe, is an Icelandic magical symbol of protection, also called stave, which has the power to induce fear and to protect against abuse of power. Early Vikings used to inscribe it on the forehead between the eyes. Aegishjalmur's main purpose was to protect and dominate in battle and also to instill fear and conquer fear in own mind.
The entire keychain length measures 2.25" inches or 55mm.
Futhark, or runic alphabet, goes around the Vegvisir. The runic alphabet is a collection of magical symbols. The runes have names, phonetic and magical meanings.
Runes are a Norse alphabet developed around 200 BCE, from characters used for magical purposes. According to Norse myth, the alphabet was discovered in a vision by the god Odin as he hung upside down and wounded for nine days on the World Tree Yggdrasil. There are three commonly known runic alphabets: the ‘elder’ and ‘younger’ Futhark (futhark being the transliteration of the first few letters of that alphabet), the Anglo-Saxon futhork, and the Danish ‘short twig’ or script alphabet.
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► Orders are usually shipped within 3-5 business days, unless there's a delay in production. Shipping is form Ukraine and usually takes about 2-3 weeks for delivery to USA, Canada, 3-5 weeks to Asia, Latin America and Australia and about 10-14 days to most European countries.
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Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
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► Returns: If you wish to return or exchange an item contact me for information. Buyer pays return shipping. Shipping for returned items will not be refunded.
► Exchanges: Buyer needs to ship the item back first, unless item arrived badly damaged, broken or had missing parts. And buyer pays for shipping both ways.
► If the package was mishandled by the postal service we are not responsible for their damages, you will need to file a complaint with your local postal service.
► Currently we do not accept custom orders.
► Wholesale discounts are available and depend on the amount of items and order total. Please contact first to inquire about a wholesale discount.
We can only make small engravings on some of the forged iron pendants.
For bronze and silver items it's best to clean with a polishing cloth or jewelry cleaner which will give them a shine. But for those who like a more authentic look and feel for their jewelry which develops patina overtime, there are really no special care instructions.
For forged iron items, it's a good idea to coat with a clear acrylic lacquer or wax to avoid rusting and keep off water as much as possible.
For leather items, it's also best to avoid prolonged contact with water because leather is a natural material and can deteriorate with time.
We currently don't offer gift wrapping or packaging, but some pendants and rings come with optional leather pouches.
Please contact us for details.