The name comes from the Old English word bodkin or bodekin, a type of sharp, pointed dagger. Arrows of the bodkin type were used by the Vikings and continued in use through the Middle Ages. The four sided diamond shaped point was the arrowhead of choice against armored adversaries. This 1-1/2" beauty is a solid sterling casting of a old original iron wrought arrowhead. The hollow shank intended to receive the arrow shaft has been filled but I left it recessed enough to reveal the thickness of the original. The soldered link chain accents the arrowhead beautifully. MOON RAVEN DESIGNS: Please check out the rest of our shop by clicking: http://www.etsy.com/shop/mrd74?ref=si_shop QUESTIONS: We are always happy to answer any of your questions, so please contact us via convo, we would love to hear from you! PACKAGING: All Moon Raven Designs pieces arrive in a custom Moon Raven Designs Gift Box. Should you need a gift note to be included, please let us know in the notes section upon checkout.