CLOAK PINS / PENANNULAR BROOCHES

Small penannular brooches are used to fasten clothing either at the collar or at the waist. Larger penannular brooches are called Cloak Pins as they are used for fastening a cloak. All the designs on this page are very tough, solid and chunky.

SILVER & BRONZE PENANNULAR BROOCHES

Viking penannular brooches to be used as cloak pins or clothes pins.

Sizes given refer to the diameter of the ring.

SNPBP1Danish penannular brooch with three quiffed male Viking heads (55mm)

10th century Viking cloak pin from Denmark.
Ring and pin are thick and solid for strength, heads are dished out at the back to save on weight.
Length of pin 90mm.

Bronze £39, US$, €

Last silver one - 50 off!! Now only 175!!


Silver £175, US$, €

Bronze Viking cloak pin with animal heads Bronze Viking penannular brooch with dragon heads
SNPB1Penannular brooch with three Gotlandic dragon heads (50mm)

Bronze only at present - £24, US$, €

Bronze Viking penannular brooch with dragon heads Bronze Viking penannular brooch with dragon heads

WROUGHT IRON CLOAK PINS

Hand made on a traditional forge these cloak pins can be used for Iron-Age, Viking or Medieval re-enactment.

Sizes given refer to the diameter of the ring.

SGS72DSmall Iron Penannular Brooch (25mm) £10, US$, €
SGS72BMedium Iron Penannular Brooch (50mm) £11, US$, €
SGS72CLarge Iron Penannular Brooch (60mm) £12, US$, €
SGS78Large Iron Cloak Pin with intricate hand wrought iron decoration (90mm) £45, US$, €

TREFOIL BROOCHES

Origially adapted from Frankish sword fittings, trefoil brooches were popular adornments for Vikings, worn as a clothes fastener or cloak pin.

SNBT1 - Trefoil Brooch

Viking trefoil brooch with gripping beast designs. Width 58mm.


Silver only at present Special offer ‐ 20% off! Now only £90, US$, €

BRONZE CLOTHES PINS

Small Viking penannular brooches to be used as clothes pins. Copies of original designs from Birka in solid bronze.

Sizes given refer to the diameter of the ring.

SGS152ABronze clothes pin from Birka (30mm) £11, US$, € Bronze Viking penannular brooch
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF PENNANULAR BROOCH / CLOAK PIN:
  1. Open the cloak pin so that the pin is pointing in the opposite direction to the hole in the ring.
  2. Stick the pin through the cloth and then back out again so that the pin is held in place by the cloth.
  3. Close the cloak pin all the way so that the end of the pin passes through the ring.
  4. Turn the ring though 90 degrees.

BONE CLOTHES PINS / HAIR PINS

Copies of large bone Viking pins found in Sweden. Can be used either as clothes pins or hair pins. Length 13-15cm. Comes in a set of four different designs.

SGD641Set of four bone Viking pins (13-15cm) £19, US$, € Bone Viking pins

CLOTHES HOOKS / GARTER HOOKS

AD50 - Raven Hook We don't keep this item in stock. Click here for delivery times

Clothing hook / garter hook, Borre style from Yaroslavl, Russia. This item is made deliberately lightweight so as not to hang too heavy on clothing.

Bronze £35, US$, € Each
Silver £58, US$, € Each

CLOTHES CLASPS

AD51 - Raven Clasp We don't keep this item in stock. Click here for delivery times

Clothes clasp, used to close the neck of a tunic for instance.

Bronze £70, US$, €
Silver £116, US$, €