Massive installation in progress by @kloneyourself …. reminding us of all the history and battles as well as Viking travels filled with conquer defeat and loss that shaped the country and the way those who made history lived and lost … lives lived for and by the sword … now and than … Viking Age sword hilts were rare and expensive and only sometimes incised with runes while inlaid blade inscriptions are mostly done in Latin with very few exceptions they are dedications to Thor or wishes for luck or blessings for the battle. The sword was a weapon of honor cause it was executed in a one on one battle and not a common weapon – it was also supposed to draw magical energy and hence most sword were given names. There are famous swords like the one from Attila which was supposedly made and given to him by the gods or Excalibur given to King Arthur by Merlin. Magical or not the sword was the messenger of many things and the artist skillfully draws the reference to this culture into today’s disturbing war culture and societies dangerous liaison with violence as a past time ….photo by @toris64
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