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If people ever look down upon you for crying for fictional characters, you should give them a gentle, pitying look and feel bad for them. If they’ve never cried for a fictional character, then they’ve never loved one (and what a joy that is). If they’ve never cried at a book, a movie, a piece of music, then they’ve missed one of the great pleasures life has to offer. Just because fiction does not contain things that are real doesn’t mean it doesn’t contain truth, and we find it through the alchemy of our tears.
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8/31/2014 - Video


Silver mounted Sabre

  • Dated: first quarter of the 20th century
  • Place of Origin: Daghestan
  • Measurements: overall length 85.5 cm

The sword has a curved, single-edged blade grooved at the centre, engraved with woven bands at the edges. The silver hilt is decorated with nielloed floral motifs, while the “S”-shaped quillons is ending in the shape of lion head. The pommel is also shaped as a lion head, while the grip has a bone medallion richly pierced with floral motifs. The silver-plated wooden scabbard is decorated en suite.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Czerny’s International Auction House S.R.L.

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Military Lugged Spear 

  • Dated: circa 1500 (on 19th century wooden haft)
  • Place of Origin: North European
  • Measurements: Overall length 234 cm. Head length 53.5 cm

Also called a “Bohemian Ear-spoon” the head of this polearm is formed of a tapering double-edged blade with a pronounced medial ridge running over its full length on both sides.

It is pierced with two triangular groups of circular holes towards the base and struck with the maker’s mark on both sides. It also features a trefoil filled with three small mullets and tubular socket formed with a pair of triangular flat lugs below a short neck, each pierced en suite with the blade, and each extending to form a pair of straps.

A closely comparable example bearing the mark of the same maker is in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, inv. no. 14.25.460; see WALDMAN, John, Hafted Weapons in Medieval and Renaissance Europe, Boston 2005, p.8, fig.1.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Hermann Historica