Martlet Keychain | Brass

Regular price$49.00


Imagine if you will, a bird with no feet forced into perpetual flight. Sleeping in the wind and never knowing a moment of stillness it’s life is spent in testament to never ending effort. Does it fly on in pursuit of freedom, or does it simply have no choice?

Such a creature could never exist in the real world, but it does exist in the world of myths. The Martlet is a mythological bird used in English heraldry to signify perseverance. It’s depicted as a bird similar to a Swift or house Martin only without feet.

When I use to hear the story of the Martlet I was always struck with how sad it was that it would never know things like peace, rest, and home. What a pitiful existence it would be to have to live like that. My heart went out to this make believe bird.

I felt the need to do something, so I went to my workshop and I made the Martlet this foot so that it might know temporary peace.

The pendent is made of brass and has a movable ankle joint to make the piece more dynamic and fun. We painstakingly engraved the fine details of the rope and claws to give it a more complex and textured look. On the claw we have carved a word that surmises how we feel about this fantastical creature. Wondrous.

Buy yours today and give the beautiful Martlet a place to roost! It’s the perfect accessory for people who like a story behind their items. It’s not only gorgeous but it’s one of a kind and a piece of handmade collectible art that can be enjoyed for years to come.


Material: brass

Height: 68.1mm/ 2.68inches

Width: 29.4mm/ 1.56inches

Thickness: 18mm/ 0.71inches

Weight: 36.5g/1.29 ounces

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**Each of our pieces are handmade, we will send them out from our Asian studio when the local warehouses are out of stock. Any questions,please feel free to contact us at any time.

Each piece of COPPERTIST.WU is made of A-grade fine brass, copper, bronze, silver etc. In addition, we also provide custom service by precious material.

Compared to other metals, copper has an interesting and fascinating chemical effect over time, as it created a close relationship between the environment and the user. We also developed a unique handmade aging process, so that each piece of copper artwork has its own unique attributes.

Accessories, made of copper, do not require special maintenance during used period, just need to keep it in a dry place and stay away from acid detergent, salt cleaner and various oil, chloride and other chemical materials, which will cause corrosion on the surface of the product. Avoiding to use cleaning tools to prevent surface scratches. The maintenance methods of 925 sterling silver are same as above. You can also use a silver wiping cloth or OPI to polish the surface regularly to keep it as the original one.

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