This pin brooch is strong and made to be used. The pin sits on the loop: held in position by the pull of the fabric through which it passes. Brooches initially developed from the Roman clasp or fibula. In the severe climate of northern Europe, the brooch became the typical ornament of the era, because it normally functioned as a fastening for a heavy tunic or cloak. Hand forged with great attention to detail, this decorative brooch features a fine twisted knot pattern in a matte black finish with curled ends. This piece is both elegant and functional. This brooch is perfect for re-enactments, costumes, or Ren Fens.