Elm bowl viking style

Viking Eating Bowl in Elm

£40.00 Regular Price
£36.00Sale Price

Turned from Elm on my foot-powered bowl lathe. Authentically turned on a viking style lathe with hook tools only. Perfect for reenactors and wood lovers alike.


This Elm bowl is of a generous size. It is the last of the elm wood bowls and the tree was very old before it had to be taken down because it showed signs of Dutch Elm desease. It lived and fell in Edinburgh.  The walls are left without any grooves or beads to allow the beauty of elm shine. Rich and deep colours with a rustic feel to the wood. I emphasised the tool grooves on this one resulting in a textured finished with the toolmarks clearly dectectable. I like the feel it produced when you handle it. It speaks of hand-made quality. Great reenacters bowl and it would fit nicely into any rucksack or is equally great for any camping enthusiast who like to go natural.


Turned on my foot powered lathe in just the same way as turners of the old days would have produced their bowls. I love to keep alive the technique and history of this style of production which is  like an antithesis to modern mass production.



This one has a flat base and two decorative bead as found on many Viking/ Saxon/ Norman  bowls as well as on some medivial bowls.


approx. 22cmx 7cm



    approx. 22cm x 7cm

    turned from Elm. The tree stood in Edinburgh.

    oiled and ready for use.



    If you are not happy with your purchase, please get in touch. You can return any item as long as it is not a custom order. Please be aware that you will have to pay for the return postage.


    I usually aim to send within 3/4 working days. I use Hermes Courier. If you need it real fast, get in touch and I sort something out for you. Thank you.