Manufactured in China c.early 20th century. ~.25 caliber cast iron dart, bronze tube with steel spring, worn concealed in your sleeve. Sometimes I have the feeling that most Extreme-Oriental concealed weapons are completely useless without poison.
I found a bunch of piano pieces by early 20th C composers that were written “for children” (which is perfect because I am a 20 year old child) but they were all like “What is a child? What do children like?” so all the pieces have names like “Pillow Dance” or “A Funny Event” or “Play Song” or my personal favourite, “20 Clowns”
From top: Grotto of the Redemption, West Bend, Iowa, US, c. 1970s; Unknown, devotional wall plaque, c. 1930s; Cross from the monastery at Mt. Athos, Greece, c. 1850; Unknown, c. early 20th c.; western Europe, meerschaum crucifix in a Roccoco frame, c. 19th c.; Manila, Philippines, Crucifix in Virina, c. late 19th c.; Unknown, Crucifixion with angels, c. 19th c.; Germany, c. 18th c.; Mexico, nicho, c. mid-20th c.; Southern Germany, shrine, c. 1830.