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The Norwegian battle axe is often a beautiful piece of workmanship, seemingly strangely mounted on a crocked handle. This was actually pretty ingenious. With a straight handle, one gets a straight chop. With the crocked handle, one gets the force of the blow from a straight handle, but in addition get a sliding cut. These really were fearsome weapons, introduced in the early 1600′s when the Norwegian farmer was required to arm himself by law.

seemingly strange mounted on a crocked handle. This was actually pretty ingenious. one for Riah, the Roanmane of Aelfwine

Benaki Museum, Athens (inv. no. 16074). H: 14 cm, L: 10.5 cm. Fragment of a Mamluk blazon bearing overlay applied decoration. Pieces of undyed cotton have been cut in the shape of an eagle and sewn on a red roundel of the same material. Bothlayers are attached to an undyed linen ground

“Mamluk Textiles” in Islamic Art, Architecture and Material Culture: New Perspectives, ed. Margaret S. Graves, with a foreword by Robert Hillenbrand (Oxford: British Archaeological Reports International Series

Helhet. Färgskala. Färg, form och modell inre västen. Färg, form och längd byxor. Färg, form och höjd stövlar. Fall tyg skjorta. Breda och smala bälten samtidigt.

Helhet. Färgskala. Färg, form och modell inre västen. Färg, form och längd byxor. Färg, form och höjd stövlar. Fall tyg skjorta. Breda och smala bälten samtidigt.

An Ottoman man

A Turkish villager in his best outfit. Not wealthy, but not poor either (note the leather boots). The primary purpose of the large men’s ‘kuşak’ (waist band) is here obvious: to support the back during demanding daily activities. Late-Ottoman, end of c