Anna; ENFP

"And we swagger because we do not know how to part with our rage, which we cherish and press cutting close, but we learn to swagger — or rather, we’re swaggered, briefly, while the wind blows and things burn and our hands are full — because we know it darkly all the same."


Posy ring with pictogram inscription, ‘Two hands, one heart, Till death us part.’ Made in England in the 17th century (source).

Posy ring with pictogram inscription, ‘Two hands, one heart, Till death us part.’ Made in England in the 17th century (source).

An incredible engraved Colt Single Action Army

aleyma:

Auguste-Germain Cadet-Picard, Electric skull stick pin, 1867.
"The jewel contains electric terminals so that, when connected to a battery concealed in the wearer’s pocket, the eyes roll and the jaws snap." (from the V&A description)

aleyma:

Auguste-Germain Cadet-Picard, Electric skull stick pin, 1867.

"The jewel contains electric terminals so that, when connected to a battery concealed in the wearer’s pocket, the eyes roll and the jaws snap." (from the V&A description)

georginakincaid:

The word sword comes from the Old English sweord, cognate to swert"to wound, to cut"

The sword is symbolic of liberty and strength. In the Middle Ages, the sword was often used as a symbol of the word of God. The names given to many swords in mythologyliterature, and history reflect the high prestige of the weapon and the wealth of the owner.

malformalady:

Vietnam soldier’s hidden cross folding knife pendant combination

malformalady:

Vietnam soldier’s hidden cross folding knife pendant combination


Imperial Czarevich Easter Egg - Henrik Wigstrom for Fabergé, 1912

Imperial Czarevich Easter Egg - Henrik Wigstrom for Fabergé, 1912


Pen Case, England, 1652, The Victoria & Albert Museum

Pen Case, England, 1652, The Victoria & Albert Museum

art-of-swords:

Japanese Shibayama Ivory & Silver-Mounted Dagger

  • Measurements: 20.5cm; 8in blade

Also called “Aikuchi-Tanto”, this curved single-edged blade dagger is incised with a dragon on each side. It has a silver-mounted hilt finely engraved and enriched with soft metal birds and scrolls.

The ivory grip is encrusted with coloured shells, coral and malachite including an elaborate bouquet on one side and with a bouquet in a basket suspended from a tree on the other.

It has a silver-mounted ivory “saya” decorated en suite with the hilt, including differing blossoming trees on the respective faces inhabited by exotic birds and completed with its “kozuka” decorated, again, en suite.

Source: Copyright 2013 © Thomas del Mar

breastplate; the only signed work of Giovan Paolo Negroli (Italian, ca. 1513-1569) (x)

armor of Henry II of France (reigned 1547-1559) ca. 1555 (x)

art-of-swords:

Mughal Dagger

  • Dated: 17th century - 18th century
  • Culture: North India
  • Medium: Jade, steel, gold and cabachon rubies and emeralds
  • Measuremenrs: Length: 24.1 cm, blade
  • Unknown Artist / Maker

Source & Copyright: The Wallace Collection


A rare early 18th century Memento Mori band gold known as a skeletal, as the whole length of the skeleton is employed on the outside of the hoop, with other emblems. The earliest known example is dated 1659. This ring is enamelled in black with a full skeleton, twin hearts for love and an hourglass, symbolic of the passage of time and the brevity of life.

A rare early 18th century Memento Mori band gold known as a skeletal, as the whole length of the skeleton is employed on the outside of the hoop, with other emblems. The earliest known example is dated 1659. This ring is enamelled in black with a full skeleton, twin hearts for love and an hourglass, symbolic of the passage of time and the brevity of life.

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