Hand and a Half Sword, 15th century. European. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 (14.25.1196) | The name of this type of sword refers to the length of its hilt, which allows it to be wielded with one hand or two. #swords
Mammen Axe - dynamite detail. This could be a weapon worthy of Ra(n)dbard, King of the Swedish colony in Russia circa A.D. 600. Radbard is the hero in AUDRA'S QUEST by Kim Iverson Headlee -- and purportedly an ancestor of her husband's ♥.