This is essentially how I envisioned my Warforged’s masterwork Halbard to look.
Rare German etched State Halberd
- Belonged to the guard of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau
- Dated: 1589
- Measurements: the head 58.2 cm. Overall length 230.3 cm
- Provenance: The Bavarian military occupation of Salzburg in 1809 led to the transfer of a quantity of these halberds to the city Zeughaus in Munich
The head comes with a broad central spike formed with a full-length ridge developing from a rectangular socket, the latter retained by a series of rivets on pounced gilt-brass rosettes extending to two pairs of long straps of near-equal length. It has a flat rear fluke with a reinforced point, an axe-blade with concave leading edge and cut with strongly cusped designs over the rear edges.
There’s also a group of four near-annular piercings at the base of the fluke and axe-blade, both sides etched with panels of swagged strapwork scrolls filled with small scrolling leafy tendrils, involving, at the top, a small cartouche framing the date 1589, three masks, respectively a cherub, a lion and an espangnolette, a pair of crouched centaurs in the middle.
The arms of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau are quartered with those of the archbishopric of Salzburg below an Bishop’s galero suspending twelve tassels. The straps are decorated over their length with running pattern of small leafy cartouches and retained by brass-capped rivets. In its original pine haft fitted with bone shoe and stamped with the circular mark of an early inventory.
Source: © Hermann Historica
Oh gosh now I want to spend money on LEGOs.
LEGO Star Wars: The Old Republic - Jedi Defender-Class Cruiser (75025)
This looks awesome, despite the fact, that it’s hard to tell details about the minifigures yet. There are 4 of which 3 are previously unreleased ones: A Sith Warrior, a Jedi Knight, a Jedi Consular and a Sith Trooper.
Exciting night of crafting on SWTOR… Well, at least I’ve learned a few new schematics that were better than what I’ve currently got…
Makes sense to me. I don’t think a game developed in less than a year would be any good, unless they already had most of the groundwork straightened out.
I wish to express my sincere thanks to those of you willing to eschew the splendor of the sun and descend into the convention canyon of Stumptown this previous weekend. It was a pleasure to meet you all. In the event that you did not attend or saw something, in retrospect, you now wish you had purchased, you are welcome to visit the etsy emporium!