Harin yára ondossë sina, ar ólëa lúmenya oa.

Harin yára ondossë sina, ar ólëa lúmenya oa. I sit upon this old stone, and dream my time away.

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thecyberwolf:

Thor and Villains - Fan Art

Created by Daniel Murray

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geewizzard:

by RalphHorsley

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art-of-swords:

Handmade Swords - Earil

  • By Peter Lyon of Weta Workshop
  • Edition Size: 1
  • Measurements: Blade length: 915mm (36”). Overall length: 1217mm (48”). Weight: 1.94Kg (4 pounds 4 ounces). Balance point: 71mm (2.8”) along blade, measured from the shoulder of the blade

The sword has been made especially for the Weta Cave and Weta’s Online Shop to sell to the public. It is similar to late medieval European longswords, but with design flourishes transform it into a piece of art as well. A longsword is light enough and balanced to be used with one hand, but it can also be used two handed for powerful cutting blows. The blade is broad for much of its length, making for strong cuts, but comes to an acute point for effective thrusts, making this a true cut-and-thrust sword.

The individual parts have shapes and detail lines that blend into each other and continue into the next component, so that shapes continue even as the materials change, and the shapes of all the hilt parts draw the eye towards the diamond shaped bosses in the centre of the grip, filled with polished Paua (New Zealand abalone) shell each side. At the same time there is a strong central line through the hilt and along the blade, emphasising the straight and symmetrical shapes of the sword.

This sword has many nautical features which led me to the name, “Aearil”, which in Elvish means “Gleaming Ocean”. 

The straight blade is ground from spring steel bar, and has been heat treated to give the best possible combination of toughness and edge hardness. Historically blades were forged into shape and to remove flaws in the steel, but the consistency and high specifications of modern steels mean this is no longer necessary.

The bevelled edge is blunted for safety and display, but could just as easily be sharpened for cutting tests. The tang of the blade is strong and wide, and passes through the cross guard, grip and pommel, and is peened over the end of the pommel for maximum strength.

The cross guard is cut from a block of mild steel. From the centre block it projects along the blade and towards the ends, which are split into a fork. This is an unusual feature which I don’t recall being used on a sword before. The cross is set onto the shoulders of the blade for extra strength and stability, as was done on medieval European swords to prevent the cross becoming loose and rattling through use.

The grip is made of beech wood, covered with leather. Thin cords under the leather create the designs, and the leather has been carefully tooled to fit into all the shapes created by the cords. The grip was mostly drilled out then fitted by heating the tang and burning out the remaining wood for a tight fit, and finally glued in place. It is a two handed grip; the foregrip is straight to give a strong gripping surface, while the waisted shape of the upper grip encourages the second hand to nestle into the inside curves of the pommel.

The mild steel pommel is also a counterweight for the blade. It is shaped somewhat like a fish tail, with curved and recessed faces to add interesting shapes, and also to remove weight and get the best possible balance for the sword overall. The pommel was set tight onto the tapering tang before the end was peened over.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Weta Ltd.

automotivated:

Andretti - Binanchi Ford GT40 Mk. II at Le Mans 1966 by Nigel Smuckatelli on Flickr.

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automotivated:

Andretti - Binanchi Ford GT40 Mk. II at Le Mans 1966 by Nigel Smuckatelli on Flickr.

portionsofeternity:

Nienor and Glaurung by John Howe

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portionsofeternity:

Nienor and Glaurung by John Howe

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automotivated:

IMG_7772 by Ian. S. on Flickr.

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automotivated:

IMG_7772 by Ian. S. on Flickr.

thechicane:

jacqalan:

Ferrari D50 , 1957 Italian GP , Monza paddock .

Photo ©Gary Mason, as published on The Chicane: more here.
C’mon guys… cropping watermarks is bad form.

Also: Notice legendary MotorSport journalist Dennis Jenkinson taking notes.

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thechicane:

jacqalan:

Ferrari D50 , 1957 Italian GP , Monza paddock .

Photo ©Gary Mason, as published on The Chicane: more here.

C’mon guys… cropping watermarks is bad form.

Also: Notice legendary MotorSport journalist Dennis Jenkinson taking notes.

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cinemagorgeous:

Fantastical designs by Alessandro Baldasseroni.

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kekai-k:

king-phar:

kekai-k:

Guild Wars Dragons circa 2007, the first designs I did for the potential Elder Dragons in GW2. Designs were unused which is common.

these dragons… i love them.

Thank you

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gameofthrones-fanart:

Game of Thrones Women: The Ladies of Ice and Fire Illustrations by Azim Al Ghussein

valar-morghulis:

by Matías Bergara

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valar-morghulis:

by Matías Bergara

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adayume:

10 of Swords by ~davepalumbo

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adayume:

10 of Swords by ~davepalumbo

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art-of-swords:

General Leblois’ Chinese Saber

  • Dated: circa 1915
  • Measurements: overall lenght 34 1/2”. Blade lenght 23 1/2”

With a delicately arched grip and an ornate scabbard adorned with mixed metal damascened inlays of silver, copper and brass, this saber sword was the possession of French General Paul Adoplhe Leblois (1857-1930), a decorated hero of World War I. The inlays that adorn the sword are unquestionably rare, with few examples of such artistry attainable today. 

Sidenotes:

  1. Noted throughout his career for his bravery and military prowess, Leblois was grand Defense Commander in Saigon in 1910, leading the Fifth Colonial Infantry Brigade in 1912 and becoming the General of the Colonial Division in 1914.
  2. That same year, Leblois led the Second Colonial Division to a triumphant performance in battle. In 1917, Leblois was elected President of the Colonial Committee, and by February of 1918 he was named the Head of the French Troops in Indochina.
  3. For his illustrious military career, Leblois was awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor in 1926.  

Source: Copyright © 2014 M.S. Rau Antiques