Buffalo Ben

Apr 6

supersonicart:

spokeart:

Celebrate tonight’s premier of Game of Thrones with the beautiful new art prints by Fernando Reza.

Measuring a massive 24” x 36”, these offset lithographs come signed and numbered by the artist, and best yet, are priced at only $20 each!

Check them out here: http://spoke-art.myshopify.com/collections/fernando-reza-a-song-of-art-nouveau

Check it out!


beckulaz:

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Apr 2

chanterlafolie:

surechigai:

A flexible rapier made during the 19th century in Toledo, Spain.

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chanterlafolie:

art-of-swords:

Sword-Catching Parrying Dagger

  • Dated: 1600
  • Culture: Italian

This unusual fencing dagger demonstrates the way in which the artistic qualities of a weapon could be influenced by the practical concerns of the swordsman. The Renaissance duel was usually fought with rapier and dagger. The rapier, as the main weapon of attack, was complemented by a parrying dagger held in the left hand, used primarily for defensive movements.

However, by 1600 fighting with the rapier alone was becoming the latest fashion. The opposing blade could still be parried or beaten away with the left hand. The free left also allowed the duellist to grab hold of his enemy’s swordblade, temporarily immobilising it to expose him to a lethal counter-thrust.  

This distinctive fencing weapon is designed to provide the blade-grabbing ability of the free left hand, while retaining the dagger for defensive action. The arrow-like barbs allowed a sword blade to enter the ‘jaw’ of the dagger, but made it difficult to free it again. With his weapon ensnared, the enemy was exposed, if only for an instant.

The practical challenges of creating such a specialised weapon were considerable. The hardened and tempered steel blade had to be carefully cut with the series of dramatically barbed teeth, a laborious process. The spaces between the teeth have been elegantly filed with ornamental edges, while the base of the blade has been finely etched and gilt- an unusual feature, even for high-quality weapons. In this way, despite its very specific function as a fighting tool, the weapon’s artistic merit is evident.

Source & Copyright: The Wallace Collection

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mosspotato:

aniggainrio:

After a 20-minute flight over the city of New York, Stephen Wiltshire, diagnosed with autism, draws the whole town with only his memory.

Leah this is your soulmate, sry Nani 

mosspotato:

aniggainrio:

After a 20-minute flight over the city of New York, Stephen Wiltshire, diagnosed with autism, draws the whole town with only his memory.

Leah this is your soulmate, sry Nani 


Mar 29

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“I need to see Bee Movie.” Ben Manning (via tomippen)

warnerbrothersforever:

drmaskwolf:

moonjira:

is this the ending to Dark Knight Rises

yes

This is a way better movie than Dark Knight Rises.

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