Legacy of the Bieth

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art-of-swords:

European Sword

  • Maker: unknown
  • Dated: 1300-1350
  • Culture: probably made in Italy, Europe
  • Medium: steel [blade]; blackened iron, copper alloy [hilt]; wood and leather [scabbard]
  • Measurements: overall length: 42 15/16 inches (109.1 cm). Blade: 36 inches, 2.6 lb. (91.4 cm, 1.16 kg). Pommel: 2 1/16 inches, 1 3/8 inches (5.3 × 3.5 cm). Blade length: 35 15/16 inches (91.3 cm). Blade width: 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm). Quillon width: 6 3/4 inches (17.2 cm). Quillon block depth: 9/16 inches (1.4 cm)

The sword features Arabic inscriptions at the base of the blade, but it was probably made in Europe for the Middle-Eastern market.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Philadelphia Museum of Art

evandahm:

D&D character number…. seven? David’s character Asif, an elven mage seeking revenge in a country where magic is illegal! cool

evandahm:

D&D character number…. seven? David’s character Asif, an elven mage seeking revenge in a country where magic is illegal! cool

art-of-swords:

Flyssa Sword with Scabbard

  • Dated: circa 1900
  • Place of Origin: Algeria

The sword has a slightly curved blade, decorated for the entire length with brass inlays depicting geometrical motifs. The back surface is decorated en suite. It has a brass hilt with iron base, engraved, while the pommel is shaped as a animal head. The wooden scabbard is richly sculpted with geometrical motifs.

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

The Vikings may not have had horned helmets, but it looks like other folks did…

(Source: eBay auction)

The Vikings may not have had horned helmets, but it looks like other folks did…

(Source: eBay auction)

mughalshit:

Handle for a Peacock-Feather Fly Whisk (morchal)
India, Mughal, late 18th century
Light green nephrite jade inlaid with rubies set in gold

For more on fly whisks, see here.

mughalshit:

Handle for a Peacock-Feather Fly Whisk (morchal)

India, Mughal, late 18th century

Light green nephrite jade inlaid with rubies set in gold

For more on fly whisks, see here.