Steampunk Sword Cane for Blade Show
Scott decided to do something fun and different for the 2012 Blade Show. Check it out. It's a Steampunk Sword Cane. Every bladesmith has to make a sword, but Scott just couldn't follow the norm. Steampunk Sword Cane Steel: 1080/15n20 pattern welded steel Finish: Hand-sanded, etched, and Parkerized Cane: Patinaed copper with fileworked bronze spacer Scabbard: Wood with Damascus throat The copper swirls provide indexing and decoration. No, Scott doesn't get out of the boots much. Heck, with…
Armour of the Ottoman Empire. 16th to 17th century krug (chest armor), Armour of the Ottoman Empire. 16th to 17th century krug (cuirass/chest armor), as worn by fully armored cavalryman in conjunction with migfer (helmet), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), and kolçak (greaves or shin armor). Les Invalides Museum of Arms and Armor, Paris France.
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Chilta hazar masha (coat of a thousand nails), kulah khud (helmet), bazu band (arm guards). Indian armored clothing made from layers of fabric faced with velvet and studded with numerous small brass nails, which were often gilded. Fabric armor was very popular in India because metal became very hot under the Indian sun. This example has additional armor plates on the chest area, arms, and thighs. The Wallace Collection, London England.