- Dated: 19th century
- Culture: Indian, Assam, Naga
The main characteristic of the sword is the offset blade.
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Details of a Mughal Dagger
- Unknown Artist / Maker
- Dated: 1562
- Culture: Delhi, India
- Medium: steel, rock crystal, gold, rubies, emeralds, diamonds
- Measurements: Length: 39 cm; weight: 0.31 kg, without scabbard
The hilt of this magnificent Mughal dagger is fashioned from rock crystal inlaid with gold and set with rubies, emeralds and diamonds. The name “Claud Martin” is lightly inscribed in tiny letters on one panel of the stone, half-way up the grip.
Claude Martin was a Frenchman who fought against the British in India, but changed sides following the siege and fall of Pondicherry in 1790-1. He joined the army of the British East India Company as an Ensign.
He worked his way up through the ranks to become Major General in charge of the Lucknow Arsenal. He is recorded as having been an enthusiastic collector of princely Mughal Indian arms and armour, so this dagger was presumably once his.
Source & Copyright: The Wallace Collection
Swords in The Hobbit
UNTAGGED PORN ON MY DASH. ;)
Late 16th century Italian sword breaker
British 1870 pattern Honourable Artillery Company Officer’s Sword
- Dated: between 1870 and 1887
- Culture: British
- Measurements: 31.5 inch blade
This quite rare pattern of sword features the so-called ‘Percy’ style double-edged spadroon blade, etched with foliage and ‘HAC’. This example has as straight blade, clear etching, and a firm hilt with shark skin grip. The sword was made by Sherlock & Co.
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Poignard, or poniard, refers to a long, lightweight thrusting knife with a continuously tapering, acutely pointed blade and crossguard, historically worn by the upper class, noblemen, or the knighthood.
Similar in design to a parrying dagger, the poignard emerged during the Middle Ages and was used during the Renaissance in Western Europe, particularly in France, Switzerland, and Italy.
The blades used on these daggers make a perfect match against the common epee, schlaeger, or foil-bladed rapiers found in most theatres. These are parrying and thrusting, not cutting, dagger blades. They usually had a gardwood handles and steel pommels.
In modern French, the term poignard has come to be defined as synonymous with dague, the general term for “dagger”, and in English the term poignard or poniard has gradually evolved into a term for any small, slender dagger. The Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife may be thought of as a modern version of the poignard.
Info source: Wikipedia
Photo source - Knifemaker & Copyright: Wolfgang Loerchner
ASDFGHJKL;!! Stupid pretty knife. Stop that. You’re not even for sale.
These knives look nothing like butterflies. I don’t get it.
This is a knife.
I want that knife.
I want those knives too.
Pretty sure that’s a shortsword judging by the size.
Hard to tell without context, but honestly there’s a lot of really hard-to-determine and opinion-focused stuff involved in differentiating a long knife and a short sword, and it mostly boils down to how it’s used. This could be a bowie/hunting knife, they get pretty large. The one regular cutting side and a serrated side indicates it’s more likely to be a long knife — designed for utility as a tool (sawing or in context of knife-fights quick stabs) rather than a short sword which is intended for primarily martial uses (and is more designed for cut-and-thrust and slashing movements where a blade of this design would be a hindrance).
This is a skillet for true warriors.
The perfect weapon for me
I will perfect my skills with this SKILLet
too punny? deal with it.
TRUE NORDS USE SWORDPANS FOR THEIR DAILY ENERGY INDUCING BOOSTERS. WITH FRESHLY HUNTED BEEF AND A GOOD SLICE OF WHATEVER ELSE YOU KILLED TODAY. TRY THE CHAURUS PIE! HOW ABOUT SOME CHUNK OF ELF? HA! JUST KIDDING, IT PROBABLY TASTES BAD! OR WORSE, LIKE MAGIC! FOR THE TRUEST OF ALL NORDS, HOW ABOUT A SLAB OF DRAGON MEAT?
I would cook so many Viking breakfasts with this thing
That’s a pretty hilarious concept.
Although, lkjhgfdsa!!! Fucking Kit Rae SotA sword manips.
“CHUNK OF ELF?” — Imma go hide now.
Arma Bohemia All-Metal Rondel Dagger
Based on a piece is of German origins, dated circa 1400 (original shown in the second picture), this rondel dagger is made entirely of steel. The blade has a wide square-sectioned ricasso with two fullers that transition into the long, tapering diamond-sectioned blade.
The steel grip is decorated with incised lines, making for an attractive presentation and a secure gripping surface.
The rondels each feature cut-outs along their edges. The dark red leather scabbard is wood-cored and has a metal throat and chape. A single ring acts as the attachment point and creates a perfect suspension angle.
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