Viking Ship Charm
Nordic Ship Charm / ship keychain
This is a Nordic Ship Charm fashioned in the form of a Keychain. This unique piece of Nordic Jewry depicts a miniature Viking Long Ship. Viking Long Ships were also known as Drakkar and they were primarily built for war and raids. Viking Long Ships were deigned to have shallow drafts which allowed for easy landings in river and sea islands without harbours.
The Vikings Long Ships were, and still are, an embodiment of the Viking way of life. Viking Ship owners valued their ships so much that in some cases they were even buried in them for use in the afterlife.