The Sigurd Carving - wooden replica from Sweden
Sigurd the Dragonslayer
We are very proud to present a precise replica of Sweden’s most impressive runic carving – The Sigurd Carving (Sigurdsristningen).
This replica is a result of throughout study of the original rune carving. We tried to recreate all graphics, the runes, and every small detail with unmatched precision.
The original carving from the 11th century is completely unique in its kind with exciting picture telling some episodes from the Völsungasaga, almost like a comic book, when Sigurd slays the dragon Fafnir (Fafne). This is an old Norse myth saga, well known in the Northern countries and on the continent. The pictures on the Sigurd Carving tell about the hero “Sigurd Fafnesbane” and a treasure that includes a cursed ring. Does it sound familiar? Yes, Tolkien was also impressed by this story and he included elements of the Sigurd saga into his own creation, the great Lord Of The Rings.
The runes says:
In old Norse:
siriþr : kiarþi : bur : þosi : muþiR : alriks : tutiR : urms : fur • salu : hulmkirs : faþur : sukruþar buata • sis •
Sigrid, moder till Alrik, dotter till Orm, gjorde denna bro för Holmgers själ, sin make, fader till Sigröd.
Sigríðr, Alríkr’s mother, Ormr’s daughter, made this bridge for the soul of Holmgeirr, father of Sigrøðr, her husband.
All outdoor photos are taken with the original Sigurd Carving in the background.
Secure your piece of a timeless Old Norse myth saga and learn it. Then tell the tale as it has been told since at least the migration period which began 400 CE.
Do as Viking women Sigrid did – light a fire, fill the horns and keep this Norse saga alive!
- Made from one piece of solid oak wood.
- Slightly aged, stained with Bismarck Brown stain and sealed with bees wax.
- This replica is a result of throughout study of the original rune carving. We tried to recreate all graphics, the runes, and every small detail with unmatched precision.
- The replica is deeply engraved, all the lines are clean and visible.
Let us tell the story of Sigurd Fafnesbane by our fire.
- Length- 55 cm
- Width- 25 cm
- Thickness- 2,2 cm
- Weight- 1,2 kg