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Vietnam Peace Pendant
Vietnam Peace Pendant
Vietnam Peace Pendant
Vietnam Peace Pendant
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Vietnam Peace Pendant

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PLEASE NOTE, DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS ITEM, THIS ITEM WILL BE SHIPPED TO US ADDRESSES ONLY.

The Peace Symbol was first designed in 1958 by British designed Graham Holtom for the Campaign Nuclear Disarmement movement. The design, an ambiguous logo composed of the flag semaphore letters for N and D, would make its way to America first as part of the civil rights movement, and then as a more universal symbol for peace. Wholly adopted by the Anti-War movement, it would feature prominently on everything from VW buses to protest signs. 

This particular example came from the estate of a Vietnam vet (unfortunately I don't have any info on him), and it custom made from an inert ComBloc 311 AK-47 round. Added to this are soldered copper wires to complete the symbol. Again it's an item of ambiguous and contradictory meaning, open to interpretation. 

To the original pendant I've added a leather necklace with antique white hearted red glass beads and sterling spacers.

Size

  • The necklace measures around 14" from knot to pendant, so 28" total
  • Pendant measures approx 2.5" top to bottom