Longships have a long history in Scandinavia, with their existence dating back to the fourth century BC, being widespread used by the Vikings for commerce, exploration, and warfare.
Mightiest of all the Longships stood the Drakar, meaning dragon in old Norse. It was named for the carvings of dragon heads at either end, but what made the ship a favorite was its size: it had upwards to thirty rowing benches, with two rowers per bench, with the largest ones being able to carry more than 100 warriors. The large capacity both for men and for cargo, made the elegant and ornately decorated ships the Viking’s favorite for raiding and plundering, an icon into itself.
This beautiful necklace is made of 316L stainless steel, a nickel and molybdenum alloy known for its sturdiness and corrosion resistance.