Arm rings

An arm ring, also known as an armlet or an armband, is a band of metal, usually a precious metal, worn as a jewelry or an ornament around the biceps of the upper arm. The arm ring is similar to a bracelet or bangle, though it must be shaped and sized to fit snugly to the upper arm. Historically, the arm ring was commonly worn by men, and often a ring in bronze age heroic literature would refer to an arm ring, rather than a finger ring.

Celtic upper arm bracelet

Celtic upper arm bracelet

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Arm rings

With the use of precious materials of jewelery was an arm ring also a valuable property. The bracelet, worn in the form of silver rings, was temporarily means of payment.

The bracelet served as shield on the wrist of the hunter and warrior, and as protection against sword blows. The Celts male warriors wore silver bracelets as a sign of their nobility and of their power position.

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What is the difference between industrially rolled and hand-forged blades?

In the case of hand-forged blades, our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it by hand on the anvil or under the drop hammer. The steel gets more solid (denser) by forging. In the case of industrially rolled spring steel blades, the sheets of steel plate is cut to strips under drop snips, then ground or milled and immediately forged into the annealing furnace and oil-quenched. The properties of both kinds of steels are not very different, since industrial rolling is already very good! On forged blades are usually blacksmith marks, which give them an authentic and unique look.

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