Borre Style Belt Set from Denmark With Wolves
A hoard of silver was discovered in Juelsminde in Denmark about a decade ago with some unusually large belt sets in Borre style. When I saw this find I just had to make a copy.
The buckle has a strongly curving shape, decorated with two wolves in the style of gripping beasts. I haven't seen this type before. The Borre art style dates it from mid-9th to mid-10th centuries.
I recognise the type of strap end from other Viking Age finds, with gripping beast patterns, but this one is longer than the others. It also has a remakable spiral pattern on the back, which I have also never seen before.
Sometimes I modify patterns when I copy pieces, but this remarkable buckle set is great just as it is.
The strap end is split for easy riveting of the leather strap.
If you want your buckle set put on a belt, see the Viking belt offer at the start of this Belt Fittings section.
It takes a strap 28mm (1¼ inches) wide, tapered to the strap end.
Strap end length 78mm (3 inches)