Viking Age Swedish Bone Needle Hairpin

(59 customer reviews)

These unique little hair pins are crafted from solid cow bone and are based on a viking age find from Uppland Sweden.

Most of the large bone needles like this are often believed to be for the hair as they are typically found higher up near the head in grave findings. There is also a theory about these style of pins being used for cloaks but as far as we know this fashion declined in popularity in the later iron ages.

Averages around 6 inches long and 1/3 inch wide at its thickest.

This listing is for one hair pin.

If you have any questions please feel free to message me at anytime.




Purchase this item and get 120-330 Points - a worth of $0.60-$1.65
Purchase this item and get 120-330 Points - a worth of $0.60-$1.65

59 reviews for Viking Age Swedish Bone Needle Hairpin

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    Mel Jenkins

    I was helped with questions I had, which I appreciated. I love these. They are definitely real bone, which means the pointed end is a little rough. It’s hand tooled, too. Very lightweight. Works nicely in my thin, fine hair.

    September 27, 2022
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    julia barton

    Well made and fast shipping

    July 1, 2022
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    Very neat addition to my hair stick collection! Holds the hair well and is very striking to see. I've had people stop me to comment on it

    June 28, 2022
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    Great quality, beautiful piece, fast shipping. Will be buying more from this seller shortly.

    April 27, 2022
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    These needles are so elegant and smooth. The grooves really help hold the hair in place.

    March 31, 2022
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    Kellye Murray

    Review has no content.

    March 16, 2022
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    Lauren Waggy

    Overall I love this hair pin! It’s sturdy which is necessary for the item.
    My only suggesting would be to round over the corners on the decorative carved bands. The hard edges make putting in and taking out the pin a bit tricky to do. This doesn’t change my great opinion of the piece at all! Just takes an extra minute or to in order to put it in and take it out.
    Definitely stays in well though!
    I twist my hair into a bun and use the pin to hold it, this definitely holds well!

    February 23, 2022
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    Linda Zucker

    This is a lovely, high-quality hairpin that is perfect for historical dress and practical, everyday use. I also use mine as a candle scribe. Lykos Leather ships fast and his products are always wonderful.

    February 18, 2022
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    I adore this hair pin!! Its going to be my new go to hair style! I was unsure if it could pin up all my hair because super long hair (hair below my hips) in a bun is a lot for a pin to hold up but it is surprisingly well suited for the job! Defiantly recommend to anyone.

    February 7, 2022
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    Zoe Gottschalk

    Beautiful, sturdy, and solid. Shipping was fast and the pin was wrapped very well. The grooves catch my hair very nicely so the piece stays secure.

    January 29, 2022

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