"..I suppose it all represents various aspects of my ancestry. The badges come from my grandfather, Arne, who was a Colonel of the Norwegian Airforce and the Aide-de-camp to the King.
The knife and leather sheath were carved by my Great-Uncle Magne. This type of knife is usually given to a boy coming-of-age in Norway. The brooch belonged to my great-great grandmother Kristina."
Norwegian-Irish choreographer Liv O'Donoghue
(thanks Liv, for sharing that with me. Xx)