Do you have a hero? Maybe this is for him -- or her. It's a treasure perfect for your most valued mentor, most loyal friend or even your Knight in Shining Armor.
Our splendid sword chape fashioned in England soon after the Norman Conquest dates from the 12th or 13th century (between 1100 and 1299), so it may well have seen a Crusade or two. It has a particularly elegant form and the bronze metal has developed a lovely dark green patination all over.
It reached us through a leading antiquities dealer in Cambridgeshire and, in nearby Suffolk, we found these wonderful handcrafted beads with an ancient look, rustic and licked by flame. Then we strung everything together on a leather thong to create a real swashbuckler of a pendant! It's particularly great with a turtleneck (his or hers) -- and a museum-worthy display piece when not being worn. Size is about 2 1/4" by 1 1/8".
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!