Hyrule Warriors; Zelda DLC Icons

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allthingseurope:

Canary Islands, Spain (by Cris Díaz Jorge)

allthingseurope:

Canary Islands, Spain (by Cris Díaz Jorge)

art-of-swords:

Victorian Cinquedea Dagger 

  • Provenance: The William Ashby Collection

The Cinquedea (“five fingers”, in reference to the blade width) was a popular civilian sidearm originating in Northern Italy circa 1525-1550. This is a Victorian example measuring 22 3/4 inches overall, the blade is 17 inches long and 3 1/2 inches wide across the base, with ten fullers on each side, arranged in four expanding rows from tip to base, the last two rows on each side are decorated with golden scroll and leafy vine patterns, extending 9 inches upward, surrounding a 2 inch wide scene of a Greco-Roman deity on each side.

One side features Jupiter/Zeus sitting in his chair, lightning clenched in his fist, while Aquila, the eagle responsible for carrying and guarding the bolts, looks on. The reverse shows Pluto/Hades seated on a throne with a scroll in his hand, while Cerberus, the 3-headed guard dog of the underworld, is seated beside him and a cypress tree in the background. The gold decoration continues on the guard and pommel, with a pair of smooth ivory grip panels fitted with cut-through metal disc accents. 

Source: Copyright © 2014 Rock Island Auctions

allthingseurope:

Algarve, Portugal (by beyondhue)

allthingseurope:

Algarve, Portugal (by beyondhue)


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allthingseurope:

Wiener Neustadt, Austria (by CwR85)

allthingseurope:

Wiener Neustadt, Austria (by CwR85)

art-of-swords:

Khanjar Dagger with Sheath

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Indian
  • Medium: steel, jade, gold, ruby, emerald, diamond, silver, pearl, wood, velvet
  • Measurements: H. with sheath 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm); H. without sheath 15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm); H. of blade 9 3/4 in. (24.8 cm); W. 3 in. (7.6 cm); D. 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm); Wt. 18.9 oz. (535.8 g); Wt. of sheath 2.9 oz. (82.2 g)

Source: Copyright © 2014 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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allthingseurope:

Lago di Carezza, Italy (by Ghetu Daniel)

allthingseurope:

Lago di Carezza, Italy (by Ghetu Daniel)

art-of-swords:

Dha Sword

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Burmese
  • Medium: steel, wood, silver
  • Measurements: overall length: 72.5 cm (28-1/2 inches)

The wooden hilt and scabbard are fully silver-plated with blossoms and scrollwork decoration, while the curved machete-type blade features a flat back.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim

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art-of-swords:

Sabre with undulated blade

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Indopersian
  • Measurements: overall length 76 cm

The sword has a large, undulated, double-edged, damask blade, ribbed at the centre, with a double fuller on the entire length except for the tip, which is slightly thicker. Apparently the blade is quite unusual.

The iron grip, of almost elliptical section, features a beak-shaped pommel bent on a side. The surface of the grip is decorated with silver-inlaid floral motifs and geometrical frames. The pommel has a relieved rosette on both faces.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

art-of-swords:

Yatagan Sword

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Culture: Turkish
  • Measurements: overall length 78.5 cm

The sword has a curved, single-edged, concave blade. The silver grip and ring-nut are  engraved with floral motifs and have remains of gilding and nielloed frames. The pommel features the typical “ears”.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.