Category: sickle

Afghan lohar, 20th century.

Afghan lohar, 20th century.

from Hermann Historica

Indian Bank Dagger / Sickle, 19th Century

Indian Bank Dagger / Sickle, 19th Century

victoriansword: Three Afghan Lohar, 19th or Ea…

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Three Afghan Lohar, 19th or Early 20th Century

Three lohar with brass frames retaining curved, folding blades and with bone grip scales decorated with lines and circles.

victoriansword: Indian Bank Dagger/Sickle, 1…

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Indian Bank Dagger/Sickle, 19th Century

Indian (central, Maharashtra) bank dagger/sickle, 19th century, steel, bronze, gold, jade, pearls, wood, velvet, overall length, 21.0 cm. The Feldman Collection.

Three Afghan Lohar, 19th or Early 20th Century…

Three Afghan Lohar, 19th or Early 20th Century

Three lohar with brass frames retaining curved, folding blades and with bone grip scales decorated with lines and circles.

victoriansword: Indian Bank Dagger/Sickle, …

victoriansword:

Indian Bank Dagger/Sickle, 19th Century

Indian (central, Maharashtra) bank dagger/sickle, 19th century, steel, bronze, gold, jade, pearls, wood, velvet, overall length, 21.0 cm. The Feldman Collection.

Indian Bank Dagger/Sickle, 19th Century I…

Indian Bank Dagger/Sickle, 19th Century

Indian (central, Maharashtra) bank dagger/sickle, 19th century, steel, bronze, gold, jade, pearls, wood, velvet, overall length, 21.0 cm. The Feldman Collection.

An Indian Sickle Dagger, BankSharply curved 4 ½ inch…

An Indian Sickle Dagger, Bank

Sharply curved 4 ½ inch blade of finely watered steel, the base with gold koftgari floral panel. Bolster and spine of grip with gold koftgari decoration, the bird’s head pommel with suspension loop; elephant ivory gripscales. Wootz steel scabbard fitted with suspension ring and decorated in silver and gold overlay with floral borders and with a floral panel and Devanagari inscription below the throat.

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Guns, swords, tanks, or even missiles

I just really want to see awesome weapons

im the sword service

The Khanda, not only a symbol but an actual sword. 

Remember the curved swords those annoying ass Skyrim guards always talked about? They exist, beautifully. The Scimitar.

Couldn’t help but to put a rapier in here. They’re so elegant.

Want a big, heavy duty sword? Could always resort to the Zweihander.

Want an ancient sword to use? Here’s the bronze age Makhaira. 

Trident’s are pretty cool too if you ever wanted to be Poseidon or the Devil.

You’re a weeb and want a long sword? Well, the Odachi is the only long sword you’re going to get.

Wanna cut grass and bodies at the same time? Go for the sickle.

Another bronze age sword, but from Greece. The Harpe.

German style executioner sword.

This swords name is Bilbo!

Two words: Pistol Sword.

We have to throw in African swords as well, 
First is Shotel.

Konda.

Not sure what this is called, but it’s from the Congo.

Another weird sword I don’t know the name of.

Ngbaka throwing knife.

Holy shit

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This is a fun post with some great edged weapons! I’d like to offer a few educational (pedantic) corrections…

The curved sword-like objects below with the red and orange backgrounds are decorative swords for belly dancing and are not weapons (nor are they “scimitars”). For more on the “scimitar”, see here: What is a scimitar?

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This is not a sword, but a knife from Nepal called a kukri.

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The sickles are–I believe–are boline used in Wiccan rituals.

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Not sure about the last one, which was made by legendary knife maker Don Fogg:

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This is a kastane from Sri Lanka, and has nothing to do with ancient Greece nor the Bronze Age. This example comes from the Caravana Collection and it is a stunner.

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This Ethiopian shotel was probably made in Europe as a lavish gift for someone in Ethiopia–perhaps a diplomatic gift. More on this sensational sword here.

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And to add to the discussion, here are a few more cool and unusual swords…

Indian pahari (cobra) sword:

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And another:

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Indian “Temple Sword”, 17th Century:

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Indian

bullova axe from Junagarh Fort:

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A Nayar temple sword from Malabar, South India:

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Very Rare Celtic Gold Coin with a Chariot and CarnyxThis…

Very Rare Celtic Gold Coin with a Chariot and Carnyx

This ¼ stater was struck by an uncertain tribe in Northwest Gaul during the third to second centuries BC. The obverse is a beardless male with curly hair facing to the right, however, the reverse is what’s special about this coin. It shows a Celticized version of a biga (chariot), a horse standing to the right with a male figure on its back. He is blowing an ancient musical instrument, a carnyx. There is a long-fingered figure below the horse with both hands raised. An arrow is behind the rider and a sickle shaped razor is in front of the horse. This is a very rare coin with a remarkably attractive and curious reverse. The obverse is struck from a worn die, otherwise, the coin is extremely fine.

Known as the ‘Trumpet Type,’ its obverse is clearly an early member of the long series that ended up with the extraordinary heads from the Channel Islands and the coast nearby. However, the reverse is simply astounding with its remarkable horse, and the ‘rider’ blowing his horn. As for the rather orans-like figure with his arms raised in praise or prayer below the horse, there are virtually no parallels.

The carnyx was a bronze wind instrument used by Iron Age Celts to rally troops and strike fear into the heart of their enemies from around 200 BC to 200 AD. It took the form of a very elongated ’S’ shaped tube. The horn’s bell was usually shaped like an animal’s head with its mouth wide open. Seven carnyces were discovered at Tintignac, France; six of them have boar-shaped heads and the seventh takes the shape of a a serpent-like beast.  

You can hear the awesome sounds of a carnyx here in a video of John Kenny playing a modern carnyx reproduction.