Scottish Basket-hilt Broadsword Infantry Officers 1798 Pattern 

  • Used by the Wellington Army

The 1798 Pattern was the first attempt of the British to standardize sword patterns for the Scottish regiments. This standardization made the pattern become very “loose” in some aspects, with blades coming from Solingen, England and Scotland.

In the case of this sword we have a magnificent brass hilt, a truly impressive piece but fundamentally weaker than the steel hilts. The triple fullered blade is 84.5 cm long, and it has some very distinct temper lines. These kind of swords were carried in the battle of Waterloo.

The blade is marked "James Woolley" on one side and "Warranted" on the other one. The name stands for James Woolley from Camberwell who set up his shop on 74 Edmund Street Camberwell in 1798, a few miles south of London Bridge.

Source & Copyright: Swords Collection

Submission #1798

There’s a SHIELD facebook group. Darcy started it. It includes all of the Avengers, their significant others, and certain choice members of SHIELD.

Darcy tends to put polls up on the page. They include;

Best Butt:

Most of the guys vote for Natasha, but Clint ends up winning by a landslide.

Cutest Couple:
-Tony and Pepper
-Thor and Jane
-Bruce and Betty
-Steve and Beth
-Phil and Darcy
-Phil and Maria
-Maria and Fury
-Steve and Tony
-Tony and Bruce
-Bruce and Steve
-Bruce, Steve and Tony

Bruce, Steve and Tony ends up winning because the girls vote for it to mess with them.

Best puppy eyes:
-A puppy
-David Tennant

David Tennant end up winning, but Tony gets second place. He’s very hurt when he finds that Pepper voted for David Tennant instead of him.

Submitted by fangirlandproudofit 

The Naming of Beasts: Adam, in the Garden of Eden

An angel holds a scroll with the title of the book and points toward Heaven, as Adam points toward a Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules).

An Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) rests on the side of the rock Adam sits upon, and a Pipevine swallowtail butterfly (Battus philenor) and white dragonfly (subfamily Anisoptera) are depicted aside the scene.

Entomologie, ou, Histoire Naturelle des Insects: Coleoptera. Antoine Guilame Olivier, 1808. [Fourth edition, original publication date 1798.]