This piece was designed in collaboration with Toshi of Bell 45, master craftsman and engineer, responsible for keeping the majority of older Harley’s on London’s roads in style.
According to the old biker’s tale, if your engine has ever stalled or your bike has broken down you’ve encountered trouble-making gremlins on the road. To keep these gremlins at bay and to stay safe riding, legend has it that all you need is a guardian bell hanging from your bike. The sound of the ringing bell piques the gremlin’s criosity and lures them out of hiding to investigate further, but it’s not long before the constant jingling drives the gremlins crazy causing them to fall o the bell, hit the ground and die. It’s said that when a gremlin dies, a pothole appears – so instead of cursing those potholes, thank the biker before you who had the foresight to have a guardian bell.
Guardian bells are said to ward off the perils faced by motorcyclists but this piece cannot be bought for yourself, it must be gifted to you by someone.
The rest is down to the chopper Gods.
Handcrafted from brass and sterling silver in the depths of our Soho basement workshop. Please be assured the skull and components are made from the usual 925 sterling silver for all our items, but this product is not hallmarked as the British Assay office will not hallmark brass as a material. They do not recognise the individual silver skull or components as a jewellery item so they will not hallmark these either.