Need an exceptional gift for your Knight in Shining Armor? Here's something very special, sure to delight anyone with a sense of history. Fahioned in England soon after the Norman Conquest, this sword chape dates from the 12th or 13th century (between 1100 and 1299), so it may well have gone on a Crusade or two. Just think of all the stories it could tell!
Measuring 2 1/4" by 1 1/8", the chape has a particularly elegant form and the bronze has developed a lovely dark green patination all over. It reached us via a leading antiquities dealer in Cambridgeshire. With the addition of a leather thong and beads hand-made nearby in historic Bury St. Edmunds, it's become a real swashbuckler of a pendant - ready to look fantastic on his favorite turtleneck (or hang on the wall, if your guy isn't the jewelry type).
There's no charge for insured US shipping, with an equivalent discount on international delivery, and gift-wrap is always free on request Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!