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Mamluk Knife with Decorated Scabbard

  • Dated: 14th - 16th century 
  • Measurements: overall length 21.5 cm; blade length 11 cm

The blade is made of watered steel decorated with three embedded coral beads and the inscription "The time of the reign of Sultan Malik Zahir". On the reverse of the blade reads, "Fly high, bird of distress and revenge, your rigor and fairness affirm human fate".

The knife has a square tapered handle of blue glass. The ivory scabbard is richly inlaid with mother of pearl, brass and stones, representing the heavens, with gilt silver fittings with garnets and turquoise.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Galerie Arcimboldo

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Another mid combat shot of yours truly. I was 115% in the zone for this fight. Behind me, you can see Wolfy, the Darken’s resident werewolf. His human form, Mathias, is our main healer. So we lose our support to gain an incredibly potent combat beast when he turns. Directly across from me is Gaijin, in his floral patterned knock-off kimono. We have a standing character rivalry; the drunken peasant vs the flower. In the foreground is Antrius and VBSenshi. Both great florentine fighters in their own right. 

Another mid combat shot of yours truly. I was 115% in the zone for this fight. 

Behind me, you can see Wolfy, the Darken’s resident werewolf. His human form, Mathias, is our main healer. So we lose our support to gain an incredibly potent combat beast when he turns. 

Directly across from me is Gaijin, in his floral patterned knock-off kimono. We have a standing character rivalry; the drunken peasant vs the flower. 

In the foreground is Antrius and VBSenshi. Both great florentine fighters in their own right.