vicskywalker

art-of-swords:

Medieval Sword

  • Made in the 10th - 11th century style
  • Dated: 19th century
  • Measurements: overall length 94cm; blade length 80.5cm; handle length 9cm; quillon 19cm; blade width 6.8cm

The tang is bare with no grip and has a guard which curves downwards with a brazil nut pommel. The pommel button is barely visible and has bonded perfectly with the pommel almost removing any signs of a seam. The blade a double edge with multiple fuller.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Antiques Armoury

vicskywalker

art-of-swords:

Combination of Dagger and Wheellock Pistol

  • Dated: circa 1575–1600
  • Culture: German
  • Place of Origin: possibly Saxony
  • Medium: steel, wood
  • Measurements: L. 18 15/16 in. (48.1 cm); L. of blade 13 13/16 in. (35.1 cm); L. of blade (without tip) 11 11/16 in. (29.7 cm); L. of quillons 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm); Cal. .29 in. (7.4 mm); Wt. 1 lb. 11 oz. (765.4 g)

Combination weapons usually were made as technical novelties and showpieces and therefore, often are highly decorated. The finely etched strapwork pattern on this example also is found on the best German firearms, edged weapons, and armor of the late sixteenth century. Before firing this dagger-pistol, the tip of the blade had to be removed, revealing the muzzle of the gun barrel.

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

vicskywalker

art-of-swords:

Kaskara Sword

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Sudanese
  • Measurements: overall length 110 cm 

The sword has a straight, double-edged, European blade, grooved at the centre of the first part and engraved with sun, moon and stars under the effigy of an arm holding a sabre coming out of a cloud. The massive, iron hilt features a cross-shaped quillon, silver grip and pommel richly engraved and decorated with jade and cabochon stones.

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

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donna-noble-on-the-iron-throne:

bighairedshenanigans:

carl-approved:

fuckmegentlywitha2x4:

brock-obama:

Owls confirmed to be the creepiest birds ever. LOOK AT THE FUCKING THINGS. If you fail to notice the one on the left fucking SWALLOWING a rat, then you have the dude singing some satanic chant or something next to him, and then you have those two other fucking psychos synchronized to make you feel creeped the fuck out with their soulless dance of FUCKING DOOM.

I really am tempted to reblog this every time it’s on my dash. That description is one of the best things on the internet.

I will never get over this post. 

it’s like a fucked up american horror story commercial

American Horror Story: Owls Behaving Like Actual Owls And Not Like Cartoon Owls

donna-noble-on-the-iron-throne:

bighairedshenanigans:

carl-approved:

fuckmegentlywitha2x4:

brock-obama:

Owls confirmed to be the creepiest birds ever. LOOK AT THE FUCKING THINGS. If you fail to notice the one on the left fucking SWALLOWING a rat, then you have the dude singing some satanic chant or something next to him, and then you have those two other fucking psychos synchronized to make you feel creeped the fuck out with their soulless dance of FUCKING DOOM.

I really am tempted to reblog this every time it’s on my dash. That description is one of the best things on the internet.

I will never get over this post. 

it’s like a fucked up american horror story commercial


American Horror Story: Owls Behaving Like Actual Owls And Not Like Cartoon Owls