Carved Antler Pawns: Upgrade item for Hnefatafl games, each set uniquely created - handcrafted & carved from real antler - MADE TO ORDER


*Upgrade Item*: a detailed set of carved antler playing pieces for hnefatafl games; each set completely unique. Real antler, cut to size, then carved with details to denote the opponents. A great, immersive way to make your hnefatafl game appear ages old and “period-appropriate”. Set your game apart with these beautifully natural handcrafted pieces. The appearance as well as the feel of the pieces will reinforce the historic aspects of the game.

This is a MADE TO ORDER upgrade item, typically requiring 2-3 weeks for completion, depending upon the total piece count ordered. The pictures shown are for example only - your carved antler set will be created specifically and individually just for you! This listing is intended as an upgrade from the standard ‘people peg’ playing pieces normally included in a hnefatafl board order, but can be ordered separately as well.

• Carved antler pieces, with different style carvings to denote each opponent, and including a King ‘persona’ pawn. Pieces are cut from antler, either deer, elk, or another available source, and carved individually by hand using a rotary carver. The majority of the pieces will be carved and/or cut with simple line work and shapes; however, the King piece will be carved more elaborately, either as a face or more detailed design, to make that piece easily recognizable on the tafl grid.
• Antler pawns will be between 1 ½-inches to 2-inches tall, and will have a base wide enough to stand on their own. They may be created from tips or shaft, or a combination of both – the discernible characteristics will come from the carving and shaping of the pieces. Due to the nature of the material used, and the random fashion in which the sets will be created, no two sets will ever be alike.
• A natural muslin bag is included for storage and transport of the pieces.

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Shipping from United States

Processing time

2-3 weeks

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 3 - 5 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 7 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

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Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Frequently Asked Questions

Wholesale availability

Due to the nature of the majority of my work, and the typical amount of business that comes through my shop, wholesale items are not available.

Custom and personalized orders

Please contact me before placing an order should you desire customizations not outlined or offered in any particular listing.

Holiday ordering

During the Christmas holiday season, I can quickly become VERY busy; typically putting in 12 hour days in order to make holiday shipping deadlines.
Please plan ahead - I begin taking Christmas orders in late August, but due to workload, I will close the shop to further made-to-order requests the first week of December. Ready to ship items remain listed and ship as stated in their listing.

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