Handmade Spartan Shield Necklace

8-N300-2017-4

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Handmade at my workbench, this is Spartan shield pendant number 4 from my 2017 production.

Crafted from pure copper, fine silver, and 9ct gold. Made entirely by hand as a one-off unique piece.

Comes complete with my handmade leather and silver necklace.

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All my Spartan shield pendants are made as one-off pieces. This one is number 4 from my 2017 production. Made entirely by hand here at my workbench. Many hours of work go into making each one. Every single texture-mark and battle-scar is individually struck. I use mostly old-style hand-tools to create them.

Inspired by the 300 Spartan warriors who stood their ground against overwhelming odds at the battle of Thermopylae in 480 BC. The shield represents courage, bravery, defiance.

The shield body begins life as a sheet of pure copper. I saw it into a circular shape and form it into a dome. The Spartan insignia is sawn from a sheet of fine silver and flame-soldered onto the shield.

The bail is made from a loop of fine silver and forged into shape using a planishing hammer and anvil.

The bottom rim of the shield is set with a rivet made from 9ct gold.

SHIELD SIZE

The shield measures approximately 35mm in diameter.

LEATHER NECKLACE

I provide one of my handmade black leather necklaces with the pendant. The leather is 3mm in diameter and is fitted with sterling silver ends and clasp.

NECKLACE LENGTH

I make the necklace 18 inches as standard.

CUSTOM LENGTH NECKLACE?

If you want a necklace length longer or shorter than my standard 18 inches, please put a note in the comments box during the checkout and I will make the necklace whatever length you specify.