God damn I love batman Arkham games
Daryl leaving the group ➜ Carol being kicked out of the group
3x09 The Suicide king ➜ 4x08 Far Too Gone"What do you want us to tell Carol?"“She’ll understand."_________________________________________"She did it. She said it was for us. That’s how it was in her head, she wasn’t sorry."“..that ain’t her.”
All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do
- Dated: circa 1670
- Place of Origin: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Artist/Maker: Joannes Kalkoen
- Medium: steel and enamelled gold
- Measurements: overall length: 68.8 cm, blade length: 15 cm, hilt length: 89 cm. Width: 9.3 cm. Depth: 6.7 cm
- Inscriptions: inscribed ‘Francisco (Ru)iz en Toleto’
This is an early example of a small sword. The hilt bears the mark of a goldsmith and is elaborately decorated with enamel and gold wire. Later blades were often mass-produced but this one has been cut down from a prized Toledo rapier blade of around 1620.
From around 1640, light swords with short, flexible, pointed blades appeared in response to new fencing techniques that emphasised thrusting at speed. They were worn increasingly with civilian clothes as ‘small swords’, offering a means of self-defence but largely denoting status for the well-dressed gentleman.
Small swords were items of male jewellery. By the 1750s, their elaborate gold and silver hilts, mounted with precious stones and fine enamelling, were the products of the goldsmith and jeweller rather than the swordsmith. They made fitting rewards for distinguished military and naval service. With their blades tucked away inside scabbards, it was their ostentatious and expensive hilts that carried their thrust.
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