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Greetings weary travelers of tumblr, I am Not Thor Odinson or Oliver, which ever you prefer really?
Well I suppose I ought to explain myself. I love history and especially arms and armour, I am just a little too obsessed with mythology and Norse gods.

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As many of you will have noticed I have turned into somewhat of a Vikings/Teen Wolf blog, apologies to those that don't watch those shows, and also those that do just know I have a general disdain for Sterek fans and this fandom.

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13daysiniceland:


Fjaðrárgljúfur. South Iceland.

art-of-swords:

Silver-Encrusted Swept-Hilt Rapier

  • Dated: circa 1610
  • Culture: German
  • Measurements: overall length 125 cm / 49.2 inches

With a hilt of blackened iron, formed of oval bars, comprising a pair of horizontal quillons, the sword has a pair of arms each supporting an outer-guard of three rings diminishing in size towards the base. The upper two rings are canted towards the pommel, while the largest ring is joined by a branch to the knuckle-guard and the lower ring filled with a sprung-in solid plate.

The inner-guard of four more slender bars splayed from a common root emerging diagonally from the middle of the knuckle-guard, their four opposite ends grouped in twos and joined to the median points and to the heads of the arms respectively, with large gadrooned globular pommel rising to a button over the apex of the blade tang, and moulded wooden grip bound with wire between wire Turk’s heads.

The pommel and the outer surfaces of the bars profusely decorated with silver-encrusted ornament chiselled in low relief and inspired by the published engravings of Etienne Delaune, constructed as spiralling patterns of leafy strawberry tendrils carrying both flowers and fruit, enriched with pellets and framing a series of three cherub masks at the centre of the outer-rings.

The inner surfaces decorated throughout with delicate patterns of scrolling foliage lightly damascened in silver, and the plate set within the base of the outer-guard damascened en suite and involving a hare pursued by two hounds.

The blade of characteristically slender tapering form, of flattened hexagonal section towards the base, with flattened rectangular ricasso, and struck with a series of small decorative marks enclosing a two-part neo-Italian bladesmith’s signature stamped within the fuller on both sides, the outer face stamped “A.N.T.O.N.I.O.” and the inner stamped “P.I.C.I.N.I.N.O.”

Source: Copyright © 2014 Peter Finer

The Fellowship of The Ring
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jkypost:

Vikings 2x02

Tagged: #vikings

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digitaltheatre:

Happy 450th Birthday William Shakespeare! 
Seems like the perfect time to announce that The Almeida’s King Lear, starring Jonathan Pryce, is coming to Digital Theatre Youtube channel from 30th April for a limited six week run. Watch the trailer here: http://bit.ly/1mCLuvc
#HappyBirthdayShakespeare

digitaltheatre:

Happy 450th Birthday William Shakespeare! 

Seems like the perfect time to announce that The Almeida’s King Lear, starring Jonathan Pryce, is coming to Digital Theatre Youtube channel from 30th April for a limited six week run. Watch the trailer here: http://bit.ly/1mCLuvc

#HappyBirthdayShakespeare

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darktheoceans:

Warriors in Thor 2 (2/4) - Lady Sif

"We wanted to take Sif’s design in the first film - the idea that she is a warrior and can take on a challenge just as well, if not better, than her male counterparts - and take it to the next level." -Charlie Wen, concept artist

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