Unusual percussion transitional revolver with spring loaded bayonet. English, mid 19th century.
Silver handled percussion pepperbox pistol crafted by Filippo Pantaro of Torino, Italy, mid 19th century.
Let’s talk about how FUN the Gaultier show was
If we’re not all dressing like this by 2015, which is obviously the for-real future by whatever metric you want to use, then we’ve majorly failed as a species.
so…i’m pretty hard right now
What kind of rig is this? and where can I get one?
WHERE are they getting this stuff !!
My hoard is toys and video games
Thom Atkinson - 18th-century Medical Artifacts (from the Wellcome Collection, London)
1. Phrenological Heads
2. Case of Glass Eyes
3. Amputation Saws
4. Assorted Syringes
5. Sir Hiram Maxim’s Pipe of Peace
6. Medicine Chest
- Indian Axe, dated 18th century
- Indian Axe, dated 18the century
- Combined Axe and Matchlock Pistol, dated 18th/early 19th century
- Indo-Persian Axe (Tabar), dated late 18th/early 19th century
Source: Copyright 2014 © Thomas del Mar
Zulfiqar Tegha Sword
- Culture: Indian
The blade of the sword is of heavy thick steel, deeply curved while the edges to the front and back features large serrated teeth. The even width of the upper blade expands greatly towards the tip, this has the additional feature of having an intentional split or separation from the point towards the hilt for approximately 10 inches.
This is known as ‘zulfiqar’ or ‘Dhu al-Fiqar’ and refers to the sword of Ali which was split in battle, as such it is a symbol mainly used by the Shia Moslems and can be found on weapons, or emblems on flags or decoration throughout the Islamic world.
The hilt is of khanda sword form, with a large rounded handguard, and side guard to protect the fingers. The pommel comes with a large dished feature, long pommel spike of steel with some chiselled and pierced work at its base. The langet fixing the hilt to the blade has a lobed shape, while the grip area has some fabric covering.
Source: Copyright 2014 © Ashoka Arts
Flintlock Pistol and Sword
- Dated: probably 18th century
- Culture: European
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