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There I am, smack in the middle of the shot!

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art-of-swords:

Mamluk Knife with Decorated Scabbard

  • Dated: 14th - 16th century 
  • Measurements: overall length 21.5 cm; blade length 11 cm

The blade is made of watered steel decorated with three embedded coral beads and the inscription "The time of the reign of Sultan Malik Zahir". On the reverse of the blade reads, "Fly high, bird of distress and revenge, your rigor and fairness affirm human fate".

The knife has a square tapered handle of blue glass. The ivory scabbard is richly inlaid with mother of pearl, brass and stones, representing the heavens, with gilt silver fittings with garnets and turquoise.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Galerie Arcimboldo

Birthday is coming up, btw.

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the-golden-compass:

A map of Lyra’s Oxford, which can be found in the short sequel to the Amber spyglass, entitled Lyra’s Oxford.

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design-is-fine:

Johann Muscat, ornamental letters, 1692. In: Kurtze, doch Gründliche Anweisung zur zierlichen Schreib-Kunst, Nuremberg. Via DIPF

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retrogasm:

They are taking their chicken into space…

Chicken’s gotta see how truly insignificant it is.

Sadly, because it (as all birds) depends entirely on gravity to force food down its throat, this chicken will likely perish among its family and friends.

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"Leopold! It’s Leopold!"

"Leopold! It’s Leopold!"

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I’ve got two guns, one for the each of ya

I’ve got two guns, one for the each of ya

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mehrseinalsscheinen:

Routinely shocked at the number of ACTUAL nazis in the reenacting community„„,and not just the Germans. 

Seriously! We should make them all wear something that identifies them as nazis! And make them live in isolated communities separate from the other reenac—- wait….

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birdsarebetterthansnakes:

Reasons why birds are great:

  1. They can fly
  2. They don’t cling to oppressive Bourgeois power structures
  3. Bird feet are hilarious
  4. Down with Capitalism

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irerisitahiri:

Horitomo Tattooed Cats

Gotta get those stripes

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