Wear a piece of history
A unique hand crafted wooden sword necklace made from 2,000 year old oak.
Some of the larger wooden rafts uncovered during the excavation of the deep anaerobic layers at Vindolanda are not conservable and after carefully recording these pieces they would normally be re-used as part of the backfill of the site.
Now local craftsman David Wayper has been able to create a bespoke range of Vindolanda souvenirs which are made using some of this 2,000 year old oak. All the proceeds from the sale of these items goes directly back to supporting the ongoing excavation programme.
Due to the nature of the wood used every necklace is unique and colour may vary slightly depending on the size and condition of the original piece of wood. Each necklace has the signature engraving of V in the design of the sword. The necklace design is based on a child's wooden sword which is on display at Vindolanda.
The wooden sword 5.5cm long (2 inches) and comes with a 55cm (22 inch) silver snake chain.