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Horseman Sword  Dated: probably 17th century Culture: Chinese Medium: steel, brass, leather wrappings

Horseman Sword Dated: probably 17th century Culture: Chinese Medium: steel, brass, leather wrappings

I am so in love with the sword of Thranduil, I barely notice him (he's nice to look at: no offense to Pace) I just love swords. :)

I am so in love with the sword of Thranduil, I barely notice him (he's nice to look at: no offense to Pace) I just love swords. :)

AN OTTOMAN TOMBAK SWORD (YATAGHAN) AND SCABBARD, TURKEY, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

AN OTTOMAN TOMBAK SWORD (YATAGHAN) AND SCABBARD, TURKEY, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY

Chinese straight sword (Jian). Beautiful. I have one already but it's antique- it stays on the rack. THIS one I can touch.

Chinese straight sword (Jian). Beautiful. I have one already but it's antique- it stays on the rack. THIS one I can touch.

some days she knows she must wear her precious and skillfully constructed armor

some days she knows she must wear her precious and skillfully constructed armor

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Replica ancient Chinese Golden General's armor costume and helmet.

Replica ancient Chinese Golden General's armor costume and helmet.

Tang officers from the 700s, wearing the distinctive Mingguang armor, distinguished by the twin breastplates that protected the torso, relatively lighter than the heavy lamellar armor- it was often preferred by the officer corp, these armor often marked the high status of its wearer- one of the reasons that many of the Tang dynasty tomb guardian figurines wears such armor. Early Heian era samurai helmets were influenced by these cavalry helmets- especially the cheek pieces.

Tang officers from the 700s, wearing the distinctive Mingguang armor, distinguished by the twin breastplates that protected the torso, relatively lighter than the heavy lamellar armor- it was often preferred by the officer corp, these armor often marked the high status of its wearer- one of the reasons that many of the Tang dynasty tomb guardian figurines wears such armor. Early Heian era samurai helmets were influenced by these cavalry helmets- especially the cheek pieces.

http://www.steltercreativewoodworks.com/STELTER1/Witchking_Cosx.html

http://www.steltercreativewoodworks.com/STELTER1/Witchking_Cosx.html