- 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.
Ahhh. Swords. I loves them.
Another character commission from the indefatigable and amazing .
A piece I had commissioned for my wife, of her Pathfinder character, Greeny Cut-Yer-Knees and his sword, Ankle-Muncher. Gnome, urban barbarian, smiter of goblins, and general badass, Greenie likes a stiff drink, a good fight, and looking up to people. Not unlike the honey badger, he finds the softest parts tend to be closer from below.
> Greenie Cut-Yer-Knees is a gnome barbarian with human gypsy roots. His skin is very reminiscent of tree bark and is mottled tan and brown. He has golden eyes. He has wild green hair held back by a gypsy bandana, and a fang stuck through one ear. He wears a necklace of coins around his neck which he took from his human mother after she was killed by giants. He wears furry skin pants and no shirt or shoes and has tiny, well defined abs.
As a giant hunter, his weapon of choice is an enormous two handed sword called the Ankle Muncher.
- Dated: mid-19th Century
- Culture: Italian
The dagger has a straight, double-edged blade, ribbed at the tip and with three deep grooves. The tang is slightly thickened, and almost the entire surface is engraved with floral motifs. It features a brass hilt picturing a skeleton wearing a tunic, while the guard features is a snake in-the-round. Comes together with a velvet-covered wooden sheath with brass mounts decorated with bas-relieved leaf patterns.
This isn’t usually the kind of thing I post, but….seriously. This thing. 19th Century Italians were making cheesy b-movie props for use in real life. :D
I’ve been working on some special arts for Archer series, written by Richard Rohlin and Ben Feehan over at Grapple Gun Publishing. It needed a special piece of art to demonstrate where the series has gone thus far.
So here it is; Archer Splash Page
There is nothing quite so awesome as fan art. :)
When October Jones (previously featured here) isn’t sharing text messages sent by his dog or transforming his fellow train commuters by drawing new heads for them on post-it notes, he’s creating awesomely empowering messages and leaving them for his fellow travelers to find inside seatback trays on the train.
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Yes. Do it. The cat commands it.