Viking Nail Cleaner with Raven


    • Description


      I have copied this nail cleaner from a find from a Viking woman's grave excavated in Denmark. I have changed the form of the blade slightly, but the little raven that sits on top is exactly the same as the original. Although a simple object for daily use, this nail cleaner was found hanging on a silver chain in a very wealthy burial. The chain itself was pinned to a round silver brooch. The raven would clearly have had some significance for the lady. For the Vikings, the raven was a symbol of wisdom and the power of the mind. The raven could act as a spirit guide to the Otherworld. Odin's ravens Huginn and Muninn brought him news in his endless search for wisdom.

      Size and Weight 

      Height 60mm 

      Weight Sterling Silver 9g (Weight may vary from piece to piece)