A Viking Age bone comb (c) Trustees of the British Museum, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
A Viking Age bone comb with runic inscription
Bone Comb with Runic Inscription
A bone comb case with a runic inscription
An original bone comb case with a runic inscription on it which reads, in translation, “Thorfast made a good comb.” The Vikings were known for looking after their personal hygiene. Combs were not only used for combing your hair but also for removing nits and lice.