IRON CURL PENANNULAR BROOCH NWSZ4401 SMITHWARES The penannular brooch consists of an open-edged ring, with a rotating and sliding needle pin that vertically hinges both away or into the open ring and also slides horizontally around the length of the ring. It is used by resting the cloak upon your shoulders, while guiding the pin through the various layers of cloak fabric exposing the pin tip when complete. Then flipping the ring towards the exposed tip, and finally turning the ring so the pin stays snugly above it, thereby keeping the layers of fabric secure. The dark iron finish makes this brooch a versatile accessory to almost any cape or cloak, and will match well with virtually any scottish plaid you might wear. Hand forged with great attention to detail, this decorative brooch features matte black finished circular with double curled ends. This piece is both elegant and functional. The Iron Curl penannular brooch is perfect for Scottish re-enactments, costume for film and theatre, LARP and Ren Fairs.
• Diameter: 3 1/4'' • Thickness: 6 mm • Material: Forged Iron • Weight: .7 oz
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
This hand forged penannular brooch is crafted from iron. A simple, but dignified design, a brooch of this sort is quite fitting to fasten the cloaks of Scots, Celts and Vikings. Brooches of this kind were common throughout Europe, all they way from the late Roman period, the Dark Ages and the Medieval period.
Through these time periods and among these cultures, iron was quite valuable, and the common man or woman would wear a simple brooch such as this - a style that manages to be elegant, yet utilitarian enough to use a minimal amount of iron.