Our hand-crafted one-of-a-kind 'HOLD FAST' necklace is made from a 3/4" copper blank. Each character is hand stamped into the surface, creating an easy to read, permanent impression. This necklace is bound together with beautiful midnight black leather cordage that has been carefully hand-softened with beeswax to ensure comfort and durability. This piece will age well and over time, will form a beautiful patina of its own.
Our "HOLD FAST" necklace is a nod to Adam's grandfather John (Jack) Cyril Bartos (pictured) who served in the Navy during WWII.
“HOLD FAST” is an old sailors code used in rough seas. To ‘HOLD FAST’ means to, with one hand, remain mindful of your own safety, and the other hand, remain mindful of the ships crew. It is both a statement of loyalty and duty.