Posts tagged Blades:

azulazur reblogged persephone

Dagger and sheath

"The dagger has a pointed and doubly-curved blade, double-edged, watered steel blade that has overlaid gold at the hilt in a flower and leaf design.

The dagger hilt has been fashioned in pale greenish grey nephrite jade. The main part of the hilt consists of a central shaft with an almost square cross section with a roundel in the middle. At the pommel end, two recurved sections emerge from either side of the shaft which then continues for a short distance before ending in a bead-like terminal.

On the blade side of the roundel, the shaft widens and a stem emerges and turns backwards to join one of the recurved sections from behind, forming a knuckle guard, with the junction being carved and pierced as a drooping flower bud.

The sheath has been fashioned in green velvet with gilt mounts, gold cord and tassles."


azulazur reblogged persephone

Steel knife blade with a handle of gilt chiselled iron and mother-of-pearl scales, terminating in a lion standing upon a capital and holding an heraldic scroll


azulazur reblogged persephone

Swept hilt rapier chiselled with figures, damascened with gold and partly gilded, the blade inscribed 'IVAN.MARTINEZ.IN.TOLLETTE' and 'IN.TE.DOMINE.SPERAVI' and stamped with the mark of a standing man (possibly for the Mair family), ca. 1600


Rollerblading: rolling while wielding a blade

azulazur reblogged emlynlua



Short Sword (Yatagan) from the Court of Süleyman the Magnificent (reigned 1520–66),ca. 1525–30

" The gold incrustation on the blade depicts a combat between a dragon and a phoenix against a background of foliate scrolls. These figures, like the gold-inlaid cloud bands and foliate scrolls on the ivory grips, are Chinese in inspiration, and were probably introduced into Ottoman art through contacts with Persia.

This sword is one of the earliest known yatagans, distinctly Turkish weapons characterized by a double-curved blade and a hilt without a guard. Yatagans were commonplace in Turkey and the Balkans in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and served as sidearms for the elite troops known as janissaries."


azulazur reblogged cursedalien



Exhibition quality German hunting knife with chiseled silver mountings and sheath, stag handle. Late 19th or early 20th century.