Dark brown wrist bracer

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Dark brown wrist bracer

We have four designs; The Vegvisir, Triple horns of Odin and two Triskelion designs. For a quick description on each symbol, please see below.

  • Handmade in the UK
  • Popular Norse deigns
  • High quality vegetable tan leather
  • Length: 21 cm
  • Width: 7.5 cm

Vegvisir (Icelandic: Vegvísir, “That Which Shows the Way” - The vegvisir is an Icelandic stave, which is thought to guide the bearer through rough seas. There is very little known about the symbol; however the Huld manuscript states, “If this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known.”

Triskelion - The triskelion is a motif consisting of a triple spiral exhibiting rotational symmetry. The spiral design can be based on interlocking Archimedean spirals. In relation to Norse mythology the triskelion is thought to represent the "Triple horns of Odin".

Triple horns of Odin (Also referred to as Horn triskellion) - In order to obtain the mead of poetry (skáldskaparmjöðr), which was made from the blood of the god Kvasir, Odin bargained 3 nights with the giantess Gunnlöð in exchange for three sips of the mead. However, with each sip he drank a whole horn. Since the three horns, named Óðrœrir, Boðn and Són, contained the whole of the mead, Odin thus got all of it and fled in the shape of an eagle.

Our dark brown wrist bracers are sold individually. If you would like a pair, please order two and we will send a matching pair.

All of our leather work is handmade in the U.K by our expert leathersmith, exclusively for Horns of Odin. We use vegetable tan leather, which is what would have been used during the Viking age, to give our products that authentic feel.