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Jul 10
savage-america:

Manuscript of the Apocalypse, ca. 1330 Normandy

savage-america:

Manuscript of the Apocalypse, ca. 1330
Normandy

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Jul 8

comicbookcovers:

The Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu #11, April 1975, cover by Neal Adams

comicbookcovers:

The Deadly Hands Of Kung Fu #11, April 1975, cover by Neal Adams


Jul 7

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Jul 5

Jul 3
horrorsoflife:

I miss Arcades

horrorsoflife:

I miss Arcades


tkohl:

Every 4th of July when I was a kid, we would have giant, neighborhood wide bottle rocket wars. The results were a lot like this…

tkohl:

Every 4th of July when I was a kid, we would have giant, neighborhood wide bottle rocket wars. The results were a lot like this…

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Jul 2

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Jun 30
rage against the machine

rage against the machine


Jun 29

art-of-swords:

Cutting bodies: Illustrations from period Japanese manuals on tameshigiri and suemonogiri

  • by Randy McCall 

The origins of modern test cutting descend from a much more violent era.  Modern tameshigiri is defined as the testing of the skill of the practitioner by cutting objects, usually rolled straw mats or bundled straw.

In the late Edo Period (1603 t0 1868) and early Meiji Period (1868 to 1912) — where a smith or the owner of a blade might wish to prove the its quality and cutting power — tameshigiri was defined as testing the sword against the object being cut. Under this definition, helmets (kabuto), armour (yoroi), and heavy sections of bamboo or wood might be cut.   This testing process, if incorrectly carried out by unskilled practitioners, or where the quality of the blade was not the best, could easily result in the destruction of the sword.

This same time periods also saw  the practice of the extreme form of tameshigiri known as aratameshi — testing a sword to destruction to see how much abuse it could take.  As I mention in the articled linked to, many believe this practice was an attempt by the Japanese to prove the superiority of their weapons over European blades.

In even earlier times (Edo period and before) another version of tameshigiri was performed on the bodies of executed criminals.  This practice is more properly defined as suemonogiri, “the cutting of tied objects”.

The reason for this is quite simple; the bodies of criminals would be tied into various positions to allow the test cutter to make the appropriate cuts.

In this grisly test, positioning was important, as the blades would often bisect the criminal’s body along lines designed to cut through the maximum amount of bone possible.  It required extreme skill on the part of the tester, who must cut precisely or potentially break the blade.

That such a manual existed for the training of test cutters shows the importance this position held.  At certain points of Japanese history professional test cutters known as “otameshi-geisha” were in great demand.

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Source: Copyright © 2014 Tameshigiri - The Art of Cutting

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fuhrer3345:

Soldiers through the ages — cardboard cut-outs for children to play with


Jun 27
fuck in the coffin

fuck in the coffin


Jun 26