Hand forged amulet made of iron with an oil blackened finishing.
In Sweden, as well as Norway, a "Trollkors" or "Troll Cross" is a bent piece of iron worn as an amulet to ward off malevolent magic.
Although commonly thought of as a part of Swedish folklore, it was first created—as an item of jewelry—by the smith Kari Erlands from western Dalarna, sometime in the late 1990s. It was claimed to have been a copy of a protective rune found at her parents' farm, but this has not been verified. However, it does bear some resemblance to the othala rune in the Elder Futhark.
"Cold iron" is historically believed to repel, contain, or harm ghosts, fairies, witches, and other malevolent supernatural creatures.
The iron troll cross is a popular protective amulet with the Germanic Neopagan community (among others Ásatrú).