Viking Arm Rings in Recorded History
In the past, the Vikings not only wore their arm ring to improve their appearance and show off their social status but it also connected them with their solemn vow.
When a Viking boy came up age, around 12 years old, he would be announced as a man in his clan. The boy now could be granted an arm ring by his chieftain if he made his solemn vow of loyalty to his chieftain. Their arm ring was to witness the vow. To the Vikings, the deed of oath-breaking was considered to be coward and he would be looked down on his clan.
A Viking arm ring also presented as their connection between the Viking themselves and their gods.
Below are some Viking arm rings that we collect from archaeological sources.
A modern replica of Viking Falster Arm Ring by BaviPower