The Steel Crown of Romania was forged of the steel of a cannon captured by the Romanian Army from the Ottomans during the War of Independence. King Carol I chose steel, and not gold, to symbolize the bravery of the Romanian soldiers. It was used at the coronation of King Carol I in 1881, King Ferdinand I and King Mihai I. The crown can be seen at the National Museum of Romanian History in Bucharest.
Cuirassier armour of Henry, Prince of Wales, detail view, French made,
about 1607, iron or steel etched and gilt with later bluing. Presented
by Claude de Lorraine, Prince de Joinville (1578-1657), to Henry, Prince
of Wales (1594-1612) in 1607
European (Bohemian, possibly Prague) ceremonial arrowheads, 1437–39,
steel, copper alloy, originally mounted on wooden shafts, extremely
large, probably symbols of rank or batons of command, decorated with
royal Bohemian monograms “AR” for Albert, king of Bohemia and Hungary
(reigned 1437–39), and badges in addition to religious invocations in
NAME: Arsène Lupin III NICKNAME: Lupin, Mr. Thief, The Wolf (it depends on where in the world you ask!) ZODIAC SIGN: Leo GENDER: Male FAVOURITE COLOUR: Red, Blue, Pink, Green… AVERAGE HOURS OF SLEEP: 0 to 8 LAST THING YOU GOOGLED: naked pictures of fujiko mine HEIGHT: 5′10″ (179 cm)
NAME: Jay NICKNAME: Jay ZODIAC SIGN: Gemini GENDER: Genderfluid FAVORITE COLOUR: Blue (Steel and Royal) and Red AVERAGE HOURS OF SLEEP: Anywhere between 3 to 12 LAST THING YOU GOOGLED: foot coming out of high heel (for reference!!!) HEIGHT: 5′3″ (sigh)
Avro Vulcan XL384 overflies Niagara Falls armed with a Blue Steel
nuclear stand-off missile sometime during the late 1970s. Throughout the Cold War British and American bombers simulated nuclear warfare strikes against US cities as doing so over Europe would
likely provoke the real thing.
Ottoman shamshir, 19th Century, Iranian wootz steel blade, scabbard set
with gold, diamonds, emeralds and pearls, jade handle, a ceremonial
sword, used for an investiture ceremony, a perfect symbol of the luxury,
extravagance and workmanship in the Ottoman Empire, said to have been
made in 1876 for the investiture of the Ottoman sultan Murad V (reigned
May 30–August 31, 1876). He suffered a nervous breakdown before the
ceremony and was deposed and imprisioned until his death in 1904.