Death of a Race Horse

Masterful and moving. 

art-of-swords:

Handmade Swords - Viikinkimiekka X 
Maker: jarkko1
Measurements: overall length: 93cm, blade length: 77, weight: 1215g
The sword, close to the R–S-types, features a blade with pattern welded with solid carbon steel edges. It has a hollow cross, and the upperguard and pommel are made from iron and they are filled with walnut wood.
Between the pommel lobes you can find twisted silver wire. The grip is made of walnut wood and moose antlers; the scabbard is made from pinewood, with leather covering and linen/wool inside while the strap slide is also made from moose antler.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Jarkko Niskanen

art-of-swords:

Handmade Swords - Viikinkimiekka X

  • Maker: jarkko1
  • Measurements: overall length: 93cm, blade length: 77, weight: 1215g

The sword, close to the R–S-types, features a blade with pattern welded with solid carbon steel edges. It has a hollow cross, and the upperguard and pommel are made from iron and they are filled with walnut wood.

Between the pommel lobes you can find twisted silver wire. The grip is made of walnut wood and moose antlers; the scabbard is made from pinewood, with leather covering and linen/wool inside while the strap slide is also made from moose antler.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Jarkko Niskanen

modrules:

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mudwerks:

just say NO to death…

mudwerks:

just say NO to death…

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How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era

art-of-swords:

'Revival' Sword

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Persian
  • Measurements: overall length: 36.5 inches (925mm). Blade length: 30 inches (765mm)

This Persian straight sword is known as a ‘Revival sword’, due to the fact this type of sword reviving the use of 15th Century style Islamic straight swords.

The example is larger than most, with a blade forged from Wootz Damascus, with a central panel on each side containing intricately chiselled Quaranic verses. The forte chiselled with Qajar style animal scenes.

Both sides gold inlaid in Persian ‘Sultan (Al) Sultan Akbar Shah’, attributing the sword to the reign of Persian King, Nasr al Din Shah (1848-1896). The hilt of stylistic form, with drooping monster head quillions, and etched quaranic cartouches.

Sidenotes:

  1. The concept of “Islamic weaponry” features this unique example of that category, known among collectors as the “Persian revival sword”.
  2. Confusion arises largely from categories (such as “Islamic”) imposed by writers without proper understanding of the sword’s form, function, and historical context.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Akaal Arms

harlequinnade:

The Human Tornado (1976)

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vanityfair:

“[She’s] a broad, in the best sense of the word. She’s funny, fabulous, fearless, fragile…” 
Director Chiemi Karasawa on the late Elaine Stritch.
Photograph by Brigitte Lacombe.

vanityfair:

“[She’s] a broad, in the best sense of the word. She’s funny, fabulous, fearless, fragile…”

Director Chiemi Karasawa on the late Elaine Stritch.

Photograph by Brigitte Lacombe.

beatnikdaddio:

pac man street rod. 1984.

beatnikdaddio:

pac man street rod. 1984.

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scienceisbeauty:

This artist (Marcello Barenghi) is absolutely awesome.

art-of-swords:

Battleaxe (Tabar) with Dagger

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Place of Origin: Northern India
  • Medium: steel, copper, brass.
  • Measurements: overall length: 56 cm; axe blade length: 13 cm; dagger blade length: 26 cm

The weapon features a crescent shaped head with a steel blade covered in brass and decorated with engraved arabesque motifs. In the counter blade it has an elephant surrounded by two tigers, in a perfect silhouette, made of forged brass.

The tubular handle is completely covered in brass, ornamented with a vegetal themed chisel work. It is finished by a lotus button which serves as a handle for a small dagger hidden inside it.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Caravana Collection

umq:

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umq:

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littlebunnysunshine:

My RedHead by VenusinaMarciana
Heavy burden.

Heavy burden.

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