Viking knit, also known as Trichinopoly Chain, was most popular during the late 9th and early 10th centuries (which is why it is known as Viking knit) and was worn by both men and women. All of our Viking knit jewelry is made in a historically accurate way by taking long pieces of wire and "knitting" them round a dowel to form a tube, then pulling the tube through a draw plate to the desired diameter. Each bracelet uses approximately 15-20' of wire and each necklace uses 25-30+' of wire for single knit. In double knit each bracelet uses approximately 25'-30' of wire and each necklace uses 45'-50'+. See the last photo for an example of REAL in work Viking Knit from Viking Age Scandinavia in my personal collection for educating about historical jewelry at events! We can make these pieces in raw copper, oxidized copper, brass, bronze, or sterling silver.
The piece of Viking Knit in my collection is a 3 loop double knit. In the Norse belief system the number 3 and multiples of it were considered sacred. The most common find in graves is 5 loop, which is a larger, fuller knit especially when made in a double knit, making it perfect for a more masculine look.
When ordering please specify the desired length. If the desired length is longer than 24" please contact us directly for pricing. Jump rings can also be added to make the necklace length adjustable. Please request this option when ordering.
Each piece is custom made to your specifications. When you order we will send you photos of any current stock that fits your specifications, or we will make your perfect piece! If the item is in stock it will be shipped the next business day. If your piece is being custom made it will take apx 4-7 days to complete depending on the material and finish.
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*These photos are for reference only! Each piece is unique!
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.