Following up on the popularity of their “Til Valhalla 3” design, Anachrobellum has released a new Nordic-themed Gadsden Flag shirt. This one is just the flag, sans Viking, but retaining Jǫrmungandr the World Serpent and Yggdrasill, the mythic tree connecting all the Nine Worlds of Norse lore.
“It’s a Norse take on the Gadsden Flag: instead of a rattlesnake, it features Jǫrmungandr, the World Serpent. In the place of a patch of grass: Yggdrasil. Would Christopher Gadsden like it? We’re not entirely sure, but you can bet the early Continental Marines would. And so will many responsible armed citizens of today.
Replace axe or sword with pistol, rifle, etc., and the following refrain from the Havamal rings true centuries later.”
away from home
ahead of your axe and sword.
You can’t feel a battle
in your bones
or foresee a fight.”
The Hávamál may not hold the average person’s interest all the way through, but it does contain a surprising amount of good advice, particularly for travelers. In fact, when it comes to situational awareness and what we now call Every Day Carry, many people of today could stand to take some advice from the ancient poem(s).
Brock Trautman is the senior news anchor for The Mag Life, the official publication of GunMag Warehouse. He’s also a cartoon, so…don’t get butt-hurt about anything he says. He’s not making subjective judgments on things, or reviewing anything – he’s just passing along the news.
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