Viking Buckle Set With Wild Boar Mask in Borre Style
I have copied this solid little Viking buckle from a find from Smolenskaja in Russia. It depicts the mask of a wild boar in Borre style, dating it to mid-9th to mid-10th century. The symbol of the boar was known elsewhere in Viking art, renowned for its ferocity and tenacious strength. The wild boar was also connected with the god Frey, who rode upon the boar Gullinbursti.
For the strap end I have copied a common type of Borre style harness mount, used with an iron loop to fasten the reins to the bit. The strap end also has a Borre style mask.
If you want your buckle set put on a belt, see the Viking belt offer at the start of this Belt Fittings section.
Takes a 16mm (5/8 inch) wide strap. The strap end is split for easy riveting. Strap end length 40mm (1½ inches).