Asgard - a promise of a different shopping experience. Specialising in manufacturing historically accurate replicas of Viking and Anglo-Saxon jewellery & armour.
Asgard - a promise of a different shopping experience. Specialising in manufacturing historically accurate replicas of Viking and Anglo-Saxon jewellery, armour and weaponry. Many of our products are used by TV production companies around the world, such as Vikings. Our products are particularly popular with the re-enactment community.
Asgard, owned by husband and wife team Cat and Jim Glazzard, employ seven craftspeople in their workshop in Dunoon. They are regularly seen at trade fairs and historical events around the country, whilst Jim can often be seen using a small forge at the annual Jorvick Viking Festival. They can be regularly found on Little Stonegate, next door to the Art of Protest Gallery.
Offering real knowledge and experience of everything Viking. From Pewter/ Silver/ Bronze and Gold Plated Jewellery Viking, Bone and Antler Combs, Viking Glassware, Textiles, Rugs, Wool, Books, to everything that a Renactor or Larper desires.
Cat said: Whilst we a few complimentary products such as fabric items that we don't manufacture, we want to create a shopping experience - talking to people about how items are created, advising re-enactment enthusiasts on how to add to their existing collections.
We also want to encourage people to handle the products that they may have seen online - these are not lightweight, mass-produced items, but hand-crafted using traditional skills. We have a huge amount of confidence in our products, and we're keen to share our knowledge and experience with them, whether devoted Viking fan, or a lover of a particular design of pendant or brooch.
“York is where I developed my love for archaeology, earning a degree from the University of York, and first exploring re-enactment, before joining Jorvik Viking Centre in 1999 as a costumed interpreter.York is where I started to look closely at the Viking-age artefacts, and I started to teach myself how to recreate designs of items that had been found here - combs, cloakpins and the like. As my skills improved, I developed a reputation for creating high-quality replicas,now found in museums.”