This exceptional medieval sword caught my eye in a Aragorn/Lord of The Rings kind of way. From the wear and tear on this bad boy, I have no doubt this early self-defense tool served its owner well.
“With flat tapering double-edged blade of flattened hexagonal section with a wide shallow fuller extending over half its length on both sides, the forte on both sides incised with a comet-shaped mark retaining traces of latten, and on one side with inscriptions in naskh script.
The hilt comprising straight quillons of rectangular section widening towards the tips, later cord-bound leather-covered grip, and large slightly compressed chamfered wheel pommel with rounded button and inlaid on each side with a cross potent in copper and latten.” – bonhams
“My friends in the area tell me things are still rough there. They’re taking cold showers and walking up 20 flights of stairs to their apartments though, amazingly to me, Internet service via their mobile devices continues if they can find a way to charge their phones.” – cyclelicio.us
+ Source: Hurricane Biker Girls of Lower Manhattan :: via cyclelicio.us