1. It wasn’t me that put it there bawjaws.
2. It’s collected Friday morning not ‘Friday monday’ you fucking moron.
3. This joint will never again be rat free!
Indifference is not permitted here.
Done with these shits. Putting them in the gallery tomorrow, and the opening is Thursday night. finally. :|
Large Knightly ‘Sword of War’
- Dated: circa 1300-1360
- Culture: probably German
- Measurements: Length overall: 91.6cm (361/16”); Blade length (remaining): 65.7cm (257/8”); Span of crossguard: 21.3cm (83/8”); Weight: 1,771g (3lb 141/2oz)
The very heavy and thick wheel pommel with a pyramidal tang button surmounts a long and particularly broad tang. The arms of the straight crossguard are square in section and expand evenly towards their tips. The remaining part of the blade is double-edged and tapers very slightly and evenly towards the end, and a shallow fuller runs for most of the current blade length on both sides.
Within the fullers, on both sides, are the remains of several incised letters and maker’s marks of the ‘running beast’ type as well as a small heart symbol near the hilt. On one side, traces of latten inlay may be seen within some of the incised characters and marks. The sword is in excavated condition with a blackish patina overall.
Although time has not been kind to this sword, enough remains to indicate that it must have been a very impressive example of the type known as a ‘great war sword’ or espée de guerre. Regarding its original length, the sword nowadays is missing perhaps 25-34cm (approx. 10-13 inches) of its blade, which would have made it well in excess of 4 feet in length and weighing perhaps four and a half pounds. Even with an incomplete blade, it is obvious that our sword would have been classified as belonging to Oakeshott’s Type XIIa or XIIIa, with the latter being most likely.
The sword is very much in ‘excavated’ condition, with a good deal of corrosion to the surface areas of the blade, crossguard and pommel, and the tang and blade have been slightly but noticeably warped in places due to ground pressure. However, despite the ravages of time, a few features of this piece are worthy of note. The pommel, for example, is exceptionally thick and heavy and would have balanced the blade very effectively indeed, with the length and breadth of the tang (and original grip) contributing significantly to this also.
Of special interest are the finely chiselled marks and letters upon the blade, some of which retain inlaid pieces of copper alloy. Maker’s marks preserved here include a variant of the ‘running beast’ type of mark as well as a heart-like symbol, and these are thought to have been in use by workshops in and around the Passau region of southern Germany throughout the fourteenth century.
There is also an inscription – in a style that can be dated no later than 1350-60 - consisting of four characters, with the letters B and R forming the first two. Interpretation of the other two letters is not so easy, although the fourth letter appears to be either an E or C, probably the former. On the other side of the blade can be seen faint traces of further characters, although surface corrosion makes them very difficult to read.
Source & Copyright: Peter Finer
I’ve made this post before, but I will still laugh/sneer/chortle at, judge, and generally dislike you if you think “Hey there girls, I’m a cunt!” is the most awesome or best ETID lyric.
Have some more Nicky C for good measure.
JIM CARREY AND NICOLAS CAGE WERE AT MY AUNTS ART SHOW
oh my go d
Can we talk about how they might have hit it off, became pals and talked about doing a movie together…
Picture Nicky C and Jim fucking Carrey. In a movie. Together.
I’ve just figured out what all you cunts mean when you say ‘I can’t even’.
Owning a Raven is a lot of work, in America African Ravens & crows are legal to own. I’ve interacted with companion ravens before and they are fantastic. Seeing this incredible bird free flying and playing in the air while knowing he is keeping his eye on us and will come back.
this is the most amazing thing i have ever heard in my entire life.
This is a pet I could get behind.
Wilder was initially hesitant, but finally accepted the role under one condition:
When I make my first entrance, I’d like to come out of the door carrying a cane and then walk toward the crowd with a limp. After the crowd sees Willy Wonka is a cripple, they all whisper to themselves and then become deathly quiet. As I walk toward them, my cane sinks into one of the cobblestones I’m walking on and stands straight up, by itself… but I keep on walking, until I realize that I no longer have my cane. I start to fall forward, and just before I hit the ground, I do a beautiful forward somersault and bounce back up, to great applause.
When Stuart asked why, Wilder replied, “because from that time on, no one will know if I’m lying or telling the truth.”
Gene Wilder was a genius.
literally my favorite movie ever
“A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.”