I bought this as it represents Mjollnir, one of the most important symbols of my faith. It is a beautiful, simple design, not too large or ostentatious. The bale appears to be good and strong and is large enough to thread either a neck chain or thickish cord through. It would maybe be a little small and delicate for big hairy viking types, but for anyone in search of a discreet faith symbol, or who may not want one of the many larger, bulkier Mjollnir pendants available, it is absolutely perfect. I would recommend it.