Being of   Scandinavian descent,  I have always been inspired  by Norse and Norwegian culture's.  I am especially interested in the Viking culture,  Innovators in ship building,  the  Viking warriors sense of  adventure was endless. Sailing  all over the world,  discovering new places and things,  with only a shield and axe at their side .   I created Northalla Work Shop to bring these ancient forgotten  weapons and treasures back  to life. 

I utilize ancient Scandinavian designs and  building methods along with modern tools and techniques to create the shield of your dreams.  Although most of my designs for shields include Nordic elements, we can create any custom  design together.  I will work with you from start to finish to make sure your vision and ideas are brought to life. 

We use a variety of materials including, authentic hand stitched rawhide or leather edging, We have even used reclaimed chainsaw chains and rattle snake hides for edging . All my shields are hand painted, stained,  and sealed using natural products. We carry a variety of Umbos, woods for handles, and leathers for grips. We will create a custom shield to your specifications and offer different sizes or shapes for your design as well, We have created designs with everything from Odin's wolves,  the cats of Freya, to family crest shields and tribute shields for veterans.  The possibilities are endless! 

Northalla Work Shop offers vintage style working axes and hatchets with a Nordic flair.

Each one is hand forged, heat treated and sharpened to last generations.

The axes and hatchets are made for work, whether it's at home, camping, or hunting, they will not let you down. Each one is thoroughly tested before they are shipped. You can also add a standard leather sheath or a custom designed hand carved sheath. Each sheath is made by hand to custom fit each axe or hatchet, and is made with 6 to 8 ounce top grain leather, copper hand peened rivets, and a copper pull.  



Amazing craftsmanship, I will order from him again and highly recommend him to anyone looking

for quality work!! 

-Kitt Moser

I’d been hinting at a custom axe for Xmas. By the time my wife looked into one it was too late to arrive in time. Then on March 18th I was the lucky winner of this axe! Roy’s workmanship is fantastic. This thing can cut! Best way to describe it is functional art!

Roy is great to deal with! Don’t hesitate to order and I definitely recommend getting in on the Facebook games!

-Chris Jacques

I ordered an axe from Northalla Work Shop....and was extremely pleased...workmanship is amazing, I highly recommend Roy's won't be disappointed!!!! 

 -Jeff Theve

So far everything I’ve received from Northalla Work Shop has been excellent. I’ve been more than pleased with his craftsmanship. Looking forward to acquiring more of his work.

-Dane Breeden

Wow! Roy is a true craftsman!! I cannot recommend this company enough. Thank you so much for a well crafted Axe!

-Paul Fuca

Trustworthy & True to his word!!! Roy at Northalla gives you excellent customer service & makes sure your specs are carried to the letter with the product. His craftsmanship is extraordinary and his products show it. I have a Nordic shield from Northalla that I am extremely satisfied with. The shield is solid and heavy; with awesome detailing. So, if you are looking for well made; look no further!

-Tammy Lynn Priest

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