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Memento Mori Morale Coins

Regular price £49.00

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“You could leave life right now. Let that determine what you do and say and think.” – Marcus Aurelius
Our Memento Mori coins are 40mm and made from brass, with a handmade leather wallet for storage made by myself in our Yorkshire workshop. they add a touch of class to your pocket lint covered EDC rotation and are a great talking piece. 

Memento Mori is a concept that dates back thousands of years but that has been mostly associated with and popularised by the philosophy of Stoicism. Literally meaning “Remember You Must Die”, it is a sobering reminder of the finite nature of our lives. 

The power of Memento Mori was captured by a number of Roman military generals and leaders. Their return from battle was always an extravagant and glorified event. Exotic plants and animals were on display from the conquered territory, musicians lined the streets and the successful general would ride through the crowds on his chariot. 

Hidden in plain sight amongst the festivities would be an aide of the general, whispering repeatedly in his ear: “Remember You Are Mortal.”

Countless leaders, commanders, emperors, kings and queens across time and space have believed themselves to be immortal gods and have committed horrible atrocities as a result. Memento Mori was used to keep the emperor’s head from soaring to the clouds and his feet firmly planted on the earth with the rest of his people.



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Our knives come with a common sense guarantee, covering craftsmanship and materials. This does not cover abuse or general wear and tear, for example, over time knives get dull and need basic sharpening and maintenance, carbon steel knives can pick up patina or rust if put away wet, left in damp atmospheres or generally neglected.

All of our knives are made by hand and as such none are perfect, if you look hard enough and study the knife intently, you may find the odd light scratch or blemish picked up in the making process. We call this character and it's what makes your knife yours, it will in fact pick up much worse over a short period of time through normal use and begin to tell its own story.


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All goods for refund must be returned in an unused condition, well packaged and sent using an insured trackable postage method with a copy of the relevant receipt. Return postage will not be refunded if the goods are not faulty.

If items sent back for a refund have been used we reserve the right to decline the return.

Custom knives are excluded from being returned for obvious reasons, these are knives that have been spec'd to your wishes and may include your choice of handle materials, liners, and custom etching work on the metal or sheath.

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