art-of-swords:

Handmade Swords - Viikinkimiekka XI

  • Maker: Jarkko Niskanen
  • Medium: steel, iron, coper, silver, willow wood, moose antler, wool, linen, brass
  • Measurements: overall length 87.5cm; blade length 70.5cm; weight 1165g

The Viking sword has a pattern welded blade with edges of 0.6% carbon steel. The guard and pommel are made of iron and covered with copper and silver inlays. Decorative patterns are carved into silver. The grip is made of salix caprea (willow wood) and moose antler, while the scabbard is also made from willow wood filled with linen/wool. The fittings are made of brass with the strap bridge and decorative panels made of moose antler. 

Source: Copyright © 2014 Jarkko Niskanen

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Illustrations by Édouard Riou and Alphonse de Neuville, Twenty Thousand leagues under the sea (Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) Jules Verne, Hetzel edition, 1871.

"The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite."
- Jules Verne, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (via quotes-shape-us)