mrdesoto replied to your audio post “Assassin’s Creed Voice Meme: 1. What is your ASSASSIN name and your…”
Lol all the little noises you do are adorable!
tthank you I suppose? heheh..
I should’ve responded to this long ago but I couldn’t get to my gif folder earlier sorry
Is that a loaded pistol in your belt or are you just happy to see me?
Umm just don’t get too discouraged, ruts happen to all of us. It will pass in time. Aside from that I would recommend making a change or doing something outside your comfort zone.
- Dated: circa 1670
- Place of Origin: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Artist/Maker: Joannes Kalkoen
- Medium: steel and enamelled gold
- Measurements: overall length: 68.8 cm, blade length: 15 cm, hilt length: 89 cm. Width: 9.3 cm. Depth: 6.7 cm
- Inscriptions: inscribed ‘Francisco (Ru)iz en Toleto’
This is an early example of a small sword. The hilt bears the mark of a goldsmith and is elaborately decorated with enamel and gold wire. Later blades were often mass-produced but this one has been cut down from a prized Toledo rapier blade of around 1620.
From around 1640, light swords with short, flexible, pointed blades appeared in response to new fencing techniques that emphasised thrusting at speed. They were worn increasingly with civilian clothes as ‘small swords’, offering a means of self-defence but largely denoting status for the well-dressed gentleman.
Small swords were items of male jewellery. By the 1750s, their elaborate gold and silver hilts, mounted with precious stones and fine enamelling, were the products of the goldsmith and jeweller rather than the swordsmith. They made fitting rewards for distinguished military and naval service. With their blades tucked away inside scabbards, it was their ostentatious and expensive hilts that carried their thrust.
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In his photo project The Nine Eyes of Google Street View, Canadian artist Jon Rafman collects the bizarre and beautiful sights captured by the nine lenses on Google Street View camera cars as they photograph scenes around the world. The project has now been published as a book featuring hundreds of the images he has found through Street View blogs and his own searches.
this is so important