mangomamita:


Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail

che la mia ferita sia mortale"may my wound be deadly"

mangomamita:

Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail

che la mia ferita sia mortale
"may my wound be deadly"

POSTED July 25, 2014 @ 21:18 WITH 35,618 notes
REBLOGGED FROM: mangomamita (SOURCE: anti-romanticismo)
crownless:

Ceremonial Sword, Nigeria, Yoruba
brass, iron, handle decorated with a human head, blade with punched ornaments on both sides, min. dam., traces of corrosion; swords like the present were placed in shrines, so that the deity could defend his devotees. L: 64 cm L: 25.2 inch
600 €

crownless:

Ceremonial Sword, Nigeria, Yoruba

brass, iron, handle decorated with a human head, blade with punched ornaments on both sides, min. dam., traces of corrosion; swords like the present were placed in shrines, so that the deity could defend his devotees. L: 64 cm L: 25.2 inch

600 €

POSTED June 29, 2014 @ 22:25 WITH 109 notes
REBLOGGED FROM: armisael (SOURCE: crownless)
georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Straight pull M1886 Mannlicher Rifle, via Bolt Action Rifles of the World.

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov:

Straight pull M1886 Mannlicher Rifle, via Bolt Action Rifles of the World.

peashooter85:

An ornate gold decorated Spanish made Astra “Broomhandle” pistol carbine with ivory grips.

Currently on display with the R. W. Norton Art Foundation.

peashooter85:

Extraordinary wheel-lock tschinke hunting rifle originating from Silesia, mid 17th century.

Anonymous ASKED:
What was the standard infantry rifle of France during WW1?

peashooter85:

There were two standard infantry rifles used.  The first was the Berthier mle. 1907/15.  However, since it only had a magazine which held 3 rounds (whereas the German GEW 98 held 5).  Thus many French soldiers stuck to the older Lebel Model 1886 which was supposed to be replaced with the Berthier. It had an eight round tube magazine.

The Berthier

The Lebel