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art-of-swords:

Steel Dagger
Dated: 19th century A.D.
Provenance: from North America
Measurements: 36cm
This type of steel dagger, known as a beaver-tail knife or stabber, was used by the Métis (of mixed European and Native descent) and Blackfoot. They were imported through the fur trade, for instance from Sorby, a firm of Sheffield cutlers, to the Northern Plains. They were set in horn or antler handles, and, as here, were sometimes decorated with cartridge butts.
A Métis woman would then create a skin sheath for her husband’s dagger, decorated with the finest porcupine quillwork, here in loom-woven technique. In this way she would express her affection for her spouse, and the strength of the marital tie was reciprocated by the husband by the provision of European finery for her wardrobe.
The daggers were suitable for every task, particularly butchering, yet were also appropriate for hand-to-hand combat in which the intention was to stab in the belly, between the ribs or below the collarbone.

Source: Copyright 2013 © Trustees of the British Museum

art-of-swords:

Steel Dagger

  • Dated: 19th century A.D.
  • Provenance: from North America
  • Measurements: 36cm

This type of steel dagger, known as a beaver-tail knife or stabber, was used by the Métis (of mixed European and Native descent) and Blackfoot. They were imported through the fur trade, for instance from Sorby, a firm of Sheffield cutlers, to the Northern Plains. They were set in horn or antler handles, and, as here, were sometimes decorated with cartridge butts.

A Métis woman would then create a skin sheath for her husband’s dagger, decorated with the finest porcupine quillwork, here in loom-woven technique. In this way she would express her affection for her spouse, and the strength of the marital tie was reciprocated by the husband by the provision of European finery for her wardrobe.

The daggers were suitable for every task, particularly butchering, yet were also appropriate for hand-to-hand combat in which the intention was to stab in the belly, between the ribs or below the collarbone.

Source: Copyright 2013 © Trustees of the British Museum

slowartday:

Paper sculpture by Maciek Janickis via Juxtapoz 

"Wooden Popsicle" by Johnny Hermann | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
"Wooden Popsicle" by Johnny Hermann | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
"Wooden Popsicle" by Johnny Hermann | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
"Wooden Popsicle" by Johnny Hermann | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
"Wooden Popsicle" by Johnny Hermann | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
"Wooden Popsicle" by Johnny Hermann | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
"Wooden Popsicle" by Johnny Hermann | Posted by devidsketchbook.com
"Wooden Popsicle" by Johnny Hermann | Posted by devidsketchbook.com

devidsketchbook:

WOODEN POPSICLE

by Johnny Hermann

Mauro Savoldi - "Johnny Hermann is the alter-ego of the craftsman and designer Mauro Savoldi from Milan. He re-creates the vibrant, colorful magic of summer ices in objects of minimal design, recalling one of the sweetest and most nostalgic treasures of our past. The original popsicle was invented by an 11-year-old boy in San Francisco in 1905 – and by a strange coincidence it was piece of wood that made the whole story possible! 
Childhood memories and fresh emotions are fused in the shape and materials of these creations." 

teachingliteracy:

Quoth the Raven by ~kerinewton

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Luccica, Stuffed Cat Necklace

whimsebox:

Adorable ukeleles designed by Paul Celentano on Etsy

art-of-swords:

Swords in Gaming - DOTA 2 - The Butterfly Sword

The tales called Butterfly a blade of betrayal, for it is said that in the hands of the uncertain swinging the sword brings with it a promise of disaster.

Whether through its treacherous balance or its deceptive weight, the unprepared have been known to pay in blood and bone. Yet in the grip of the confident, few tools have proven more valuable or deadly.

To use the blade properly it is said one must trust it completely, allowing it to wield the user. Follow its weight as it weaves a legato line with the enemy; feel its speed as it meets every staccato strike with one of its own. For the faithful, permitting the Butterfly to lead the course of combat will reward the warrior with a way into the heart of all foes.

In close collaboration with the DOTA 2 game designers at Valve, the physical Butterfly Sword has been designed by the same Weta artists and craftspeople who work on our movies, using the same techniques we use to make screen props for movies like The Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, District 9 and Avatar.

It is made from urethane and painstakingly hand painted to make an outstanding display piece for your wall.

Source: All content © Weta Ltd. 2013