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Announcement    Welcome to Viking and Weaver! We have added a lot of new items and customizable options to our store. If you have any questions please contact us!

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Last updated on Jun 17, 2019

Welcome to Viking and Weaver! We have added a lot of new items and customizable options to our store. If you have any questions please contact us!

Instagram: @raelynstips,


Rae Bardon

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Rae Bardon


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About VikingandWeaver

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On Etsy since 2015

A Viking and a Weaver

Our shop started with a single goal: to help people enrich their own experiences. For example, sometimes in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) when you first start out you do not have feasting gear. We strive to help new members be able to build their gear up and personalize it to their tastes.

Jason our Viking engraves intricate, classical, and custom designs into flasks, lighters, and knives. He strives to bring you heirloom quality items.

Rae is a knitter of the highest caliber, and loves to do tablet weaving on her loom Athena. She also writes fiction in her spare time.

Shop members

  • Jason Bardon

    Owner, Viking, Designer

    Jason is truly a renaissance man. He specializes in hand engraving that is beyond compare. He also enjoys spending his evening drinking mead out of his favorite horn, and blacksmithing in our forge.

  • Rae Bardon

    Weaver, Customer Service

    Rae, known as Tali Essen in the SCA world, is a weaver and knitter of the highest caliber. She enjoys knitting complicated patterns, and doing tabletweaving on her loom Athena.

  • Alexandria

    Cheerleader And Intern

    I love to go through and help mommy and daddy choose the best horns to finish! I also love to help with the measuring process.

Production partners

  • Zippo

    Bradford, PA

    Zippo supplies the lighter bodies and internals that i engrave with my designs or your custom Ideas.

Shop policies

More information

Last updated on Jun 16, 2019
Frequently asked questions
How do you process your horns?

We first put them through a visual inspection and place aside any that are not fit to be used for drinking horns. Then we sanitize them. After words we wash them, and fill them with a two step food grade epoxy that will never wear off, or need to be maintained. After this is done, we measure them for how many ounces they will hold and they are ready to ship to your home or next event.

How do I care for my horn?

Caring for your horn is easy! Just wash them by hand with your favorite dish soap!

Will I need to maintain the inner coating?

Nope! Our epoxy creates a barrier between your horn and beverage that will last for generations!

What is hand engraving?

Hand engraving is a form of ornamentation that uses relief in metal. It removes metal in order to illustrate design.

How long have people been engraving by hand?
People have been hand engraving since ancient Egypt, though it did not reach its peak until the emergence of guns and bank notes during the Renaissance. Now you can find examples of printings take from hand engraving in your own pocket!

In modern times while its popular on firearms its also popular on motorcycle parts, lighters, key chains, or any metal object where you want a high grade design.

What about etching?

While most metal pieces can be etched, it does not offer the durability or the level of detail that hand engraving offers.

What about laser engraving?

Most laser engraving is a shallow process that does not give a depth, detail, or durability that you will find in hand engraving. While Hand engraving will cost more, it will also last much longer and has a better feel in the hand.

Hand engraving is like a painting done by a master. You can see and feel the different layers in the piece. Laser engraving, on the other hand, is like a print of that painting. While it does maintain the visual of the hand engraved piece it loses the depth and intricacies.

Do you use machines to hand engrave?

Yes. We use a pneumatic assisted hand piece which replaces the hand hammer that some engravers use and gives the ability to engrave deeper in harder materials.