Fishmanns Ramblings.

art-of-swords:

Dha Sword

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Burmese
  • Medium: steel, wood, silver
  • Measurements: overall length: 72.5 cm (28-1/2 inches)

The wooden hilt and scabbard are fully silver-plated with blossoms and scrollwork decoration, while the curved machete-type blade features a flat back.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim

art-of-swords:

Tetela Dagger

  • Dated: late 19th or early 20th century
  • Place of Origin: Congo, Africa
  • Measurements: 13” overall with an 8” blade and a 1 3/4” diameter steel pommel

This Tetela dagger features a wood handle with copper and brass wire wrappings and a very heavy steel pommel. The finely forged blade is quite thin.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Erik’s Edge

art-of-swords:

Tetela Dagger

  • Dated: late 19th or early 20th century
  • Place of Origin: Congo, Africa
  • Measurements: 13” overall with an 8” blade and a 1 3/4” diameter steel pommel

This Tetela dagger features a wood handle with copper and brass wire wrappings and a very heavy steel pommel. The finely forged blade is quite thin.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Erik’s Edge

art-of-swords:

Yatagan Sword

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Turkish
  • Measurements: overall length 76 cm

The sword has a slightly curved, single-edged blade with a rear groove, gilt metallic hilt decorated with floral motifs, and a walrus ivory grip scales.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

art-of-swords:

Kindjal Dagger

  • Dating: circa 1800
  • Culture: Caucasian
  • Measurements: overall length 55 cm

The dagger has a wide, straight, double-edged blade with deep, asymmetrical grooves, featuring golden decorations for the first part of the blade. At the forte there’s cartouche with inscriptions. The dagger has the typical grip with wooden grip scales featuring gold-inlaid iron mounts.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

art-of-swords:

Piha-Kaetta Dagger

  • Dated: 18th century
  • Place of Origin: Sri Lanka
  • Medium: carved rhinosceros horn, gold, rubies and iron or steel, chased
  • Measurements: blade length: 5.7 cm

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Wallace Collection

art-of-swords:

MAN AT ARMS: REFORGED - Star Wars Lightsaber Katana

The team of blacksmiths and craftsman of Baltimore Knife and Sword are mashing together a Star Wars lightsaber and a katana.

The team:

  • Kerry Stagmer - Swordsmith and Machinist
  • Matt Stagmer - Swordsmith
  • Ilya Alekseyev - Master Armourer and Engraver
  • Sam Salvati - Blacksmith
  • Lauren Schott - Goldsmith and Casting
  • John Mitchell - Fabricator

Source: YouTube

art-of-swords:

Naval Officer’s Sword

  • Dated: 17th century hanger, reused in 18th century
  • Culture: British
  • Medium: silver gilt hilt, horn grip

The sword features markings on hilt and has a sharply curved blade, blued etched and gilt.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge

art-of-swords:

Swords in Art - Modern Samurai, Musketeer and Knight

  • by Adrian Dadich

(Source: adriandadich)

nepetaquest:

jontron all heart eyes telling neil cicieraga that he’s a fan of his, and the first words neil shares with jontron are basically “hahaha oh yeah you’re that pissbaby who dismissed a really important issue a fan had regarding your work”

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