Lion Armory’s Bomb-Shark lanyard bead is inspired by a famous nose art design. Nose art has nothing to do with plastic surgery or nose piercings, it is a decorative painting on the front fuselage of an aircraft. The Royal Aeronautical Society website features an informative article on the history of aircraft nose art.
While the shark mouth design was originally seen on fighter planes during World War II, this motif has made its way into fashion and lifestyle. The iconic shark teeth design can today be found on cars, motorcycles, helmets, sneakers, hoodies, and even Louis Vuitton bags.
This Lion Armory bead is made from solid brass with a large lanyard hole opening that fits two strands of 550 paracord. Included is a certificate of authenticity.