art-of-swords:

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.

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ryanbubnis:

Been looking back at some of my older works lately. I’ve been considering incorporating some of my past techniques and processes into my current body of work. This one is from my Ghost Magic solo show at Flatcolor Gallery in 2009.

ryanbubnis:

Been looking back at some of my older works lately. I’ve been considering incorporating some of my past techniques and processes into my current body of work. This one is from my Ghost Magic solo show at Flatcolor Gallery in 2009.

fuckyeahpixivranking:

「遠き夏」/「防人」
fuckyeahpixivranking:

「ツリーポット」/「とりのあくあ」

ancientart:

Dagger blades from Grave Circle A at Mycenae, c. 1600-1100 BCE. Both made of bronze, the first is inlaid with gold and niello, and the second has been inlaid with gold, silver and niello.

Artefacts courtesy of the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Photos taken by Steven Zucker.

gamesfoda:

ARTWORK DE VIDEOGAME DO DIA (03/09/2014)
Por Sam Spratt
Artwork para pôster promocional do jogo Tomb Raider.
Lançado pela Crystal Dynamics para PS3, XBox 360 e PC em 2013.

gamesfoda:

ARTWORK DE VIDEOGAME DO DIA (03/09/2014)

Por Sam Spratt

Artwork para pôster promocional do jogo Tomb Raider.

Lançado pela Crystal Dynamics para PS3, XBox 360 e PC em 2013.

daverapoza:

Fan Art I did for Sixmorevodka’s Degenesis!
The new Degenesis book from the team at SixMoreVodka is up for Pre-Order!
Artwork by Marko Djurdjevic, Jelena Djurdjevic, Gerald Parel, Mads Ahm, Esben Rasmussen, Michal Ivan, Markus Lenz, Andrius Matijosius, Timo Mimus
Pre-Order it here, 704 full color pages. Which is amazing considering it all looks this good - http://www.degenesis.com/
Their Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DegenesisRebirthDaveRapoza.com

daverapoza:

Fan Art I did for Sixmorevodka’s Degenesis!

The new Degenesis book from the team at SixMoreVodka is up for Pre-Order!

Artwork by Marko Djurdjevic, Jelena Djurdjevic, Gerald Parel, Mads Ahm, Esben Rasmussen, Michal Ivan, Markus Lenz, Andrius Matijosius, Timo Mimus

Pre-Order it here, 704 full color pages. Which is amazing considering it all looks this good - http://www.degenesis.com/

Their Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DegenesisRebirth

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