STERLING SILVER SCYTHE PENDANT AND SILVER CHAIN.
Perfect item for the fan of the dark and Gothic World.
Wear your own Scythe as a lucky talisman to inspire you.
Completely hand made and curved with a blade that looks hand beaten the way a real scythe would be.
The Scythe is associated with Death, the Gatherer of Souls. The Grim Reaper.
The pendant shown will be made to order just for you. Although I try to keep one of each hand in stock.Left or Right Handed (point of blade)ABOUT THE ITEM
►The Scythe is approx. 50mm by 35mm and weighs approx. 3.0g not including the chain
►It is stamped 925 and with BJW
►The scythe is completely hand made, with all parts being cut and soldered. It is not a cast item and as such each one will be slightly different.
►It was polished using a tumble polishing machine to give a nice bright and mottled finish, the blade has been polished to a nice shine MATERIALS USED
► The Sterling Silver is from one of the UKs leading Bullion dealers.HOW THE SCYTHE IS MADE
►Each part was drawn and sized on paper, then a scan made and transferred to a self adhesive sheet.
►The parts were then stuck to silver sheet and cut out using a Jewellers Piercing saw and cleaned up with a file.
►The parts for the shaft and handles were cut from wire.
►These parts were then assembled and soldered.
►Your Scythe will be sent in my 'kraft' packaging, laid on a card and wrapped in tissue and sealed, the bagged. Ready to be given as a gift.THE SCYTHE AND DEATH.
Throughout history there have been different depictions of death, from the Valkyries of Norse mythology, to the god Thanatos of the Greeks, but one of the most pervasive icons in pop culture is the Grim Reaper.
Depicted as a skeletal figure cloaked in black, flowing robes who hefts a scythe, this vision of death did not spring out of nowhere, in fact everything about him is filled with symbolism.
At some point in time, the weapon he uses was uniformly made a scythe, a farming tool with a long handle and curved blade at the top. The scythe was adopted as the weapon of choice as it felt as though death was mowing down humans as if they were grain in a field, and several pieces of art depicted just that.
He comes for every person, hourglass in hand, waiting for the last grain of sand to fall. When it does, he collects the soul with a well-practiced cut of his razor-sharp blade. It may not be a pleasant image, but it is clear and unmistakable.