- Dated: 1563
- Measurements: overall length 123cm, handle 22cm, weight approximately 1.44kg
Featuring the coat of arms of the Holstein family of Reventlow, the sword was part of a collection of weapons which was sold in Denmark, Gaunö in 1930. The handle has a wood grip with leather wrap and an interesting Octahedron shaped pommel.
The guard is a set of flattened quillons (23.5 cm wide) curving downwards and have spatulated ends. The blade also has a single fuller on either side and is inscribed with "Durch Gott und seine Gnad das Glück erhoff ich" and on the other side “alle Stund und Augenblick”, plus “AD 1563”.
My mom strapped my kitten into a Pillow Pet and she fell asleep there
Shokkiri, literally means “from the beginning to the end”, is a part of a sumo event which comically explains “do nots”.
Shokkiri began in Edo era. Recent notable factor is influence from professional wrestling.
Combination Dagger and Pistol
- Dated: circa 1800
- Provenance: Ottoman Empire
The weapon has three-stage, smoothbore barrels with rings at the girdle. The first part is octagonal with three Arabic stamps and gilded floral decorations. The two round sections are decorated en suite and have blueing remains, especially the lower one, 12 mm caliber.
The smooth plate lock is decorated en suite, featuring a sliding pan that functions as a change lever for the two barrels. The area behind the cock is silver plated, engraved with crescents, stars, trophies and a sun.
The part between the two barrels is made of wood and is richly inlaid with filigree waves, two silver barrel brackets, one in the middle and the other one at the nozzle.
The straight stock is shaped as a khanjar dagger’s grip, completely silver plated, the girdle is engraved and shows gilded remains. The upper part is removable and provided with a ribbed, double-edge damascus blade, with bone inlays at the base.