Basket-hilt Claymore Sword

  • Dated: 1735 - 1740
  • Measurements: 98.75 cm
  • Provenance: this sword belonged to His Majesty George III. It was brought from Augusta Lodge, March 28th, 1822

The sword has a steel hilt consists of pommel, tang button, a Stirling type basket pommel inlaid with brass, sideguards with heart-shapes and claws on knuckleguards. The barrel-shaped grip has rayskin bound with silver and a silver ferrule, while the sword features a straight, backedged blade.

Source: Copyright 2015 © Royal Collection Trust/Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

YEMEN, SANAA : A Shiite Huthi rebel threatens Yemeni protesters during a rally against the control of the capital by Huthi rebels on January 24, 2015 in the capital Sanaa. Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sanaa in the largest demonstration against Huthis since the Shiite militiamen overran the capital in September. “Down, down with the Huthis’ rule,” chanted the protesters who rallied following a call by the Rejection Movement — a group recently formed in provincial areas to challenge the powerful militia. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED HUWAIS

¿Por qué dicen que cuando uno se enamora no come?

- Quizás porque el corazón se alimenta del amor que le entrega la otra persona.

Pero ¿ Y qué pasa cuando esa persona no es correspondida y uno está enamorado?

- Quizás es porque se alimenta… pero de ilusiones.


And here we have our protagonists drawn and colored in different versions! :D What do you say, do you like them? Do you find them pretty suitable for that time period?


E qui abbiamo i nostri protagonisti disegnati e colorati, in diverse versioni! :D Che dite, vi piacciono? A voi sembrano abbastanza consoni per l’epoca? 


Dagger with Sheath

  • Dated: early 19th century
  • Culture: Persian, Qajar
  • Medium: steel, copper, enamel, garnet, turquoise
  • Measurements: H. with sheath 19 5/16 in. (49.1 cm); H. without sheath 17 13/16 in. (45 cm); H. of blade 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); W. 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 3 oz. (538.6 g); Wt. of sheath 11.6 oz. (328.9 g)

Source: Copyright 2015 © The Metropolitan Museum of Art