- Size: 2 cm x 4 cm
- Length: adjustable from around 28 inches down to 16 inches.
- Weight: 9 gm
- Materials: 925 Sterling Silver, Leather
- First of it Kind
- As Imaged
- Made by M.Barran
- Assayed and Hallmarked
- Ready to Ship / silver chain alterations are made to order
This sickle pendant has been hand forged out of solid Sterling silver, 925. The shape is based on a Finnish Womens knife, with the handle formed from the tang looped onto itself. It is also a shape found in early bronze age razors.
The Sickle retains the hammer marks are witness to its making. Most of silver jewellery is cast to shape, this one is hot forged from a single bar of silver, the exact way I forge iron as a blacksmith. There is a skill to hot forging silver as you can quite easily melt the work, or crumble it if the temperature isn't correct. There are only a handful of silversmiths left who are using this method.
I intend to repeat this design once it sells out, but this usually takes about 8 to 12 weeks. At the moment I only ahve this one available, ready to ship.
The length of the necklace can be altered and/or an engraving or stamp decoration can be added onto the blade. This may need additional processing time. With engravings, please check your messages, I will send a design proof before starting work.