Hand Crafted Silver
Sterling Silver Birkebeiner Norwegian Brooch
The Sterling Silver Birkebeiner Norwegian Brooch depicts a historical event. In the 13th century the capital of Norway was located in Trondheim. The king of Norway died making Hakkon Haakonsson,his son, a target of a group that wanted to take the throne. Birkebeiner soldiers carried the young king on the dangerous journey over mountians and through forests. Delivering him to safety. This event is still reinacted every year. Instead of carrying a young child they carry the same amount of weight. Inscription on the pin: Birkebeinerne redder unge Haakon Haakonson paa ski til Trondheim. The Birch Legs save young Haakon Haakonson on skis to Trondheim.