Why do you suppose no one knows what punishment the Queen’s
guard dog inflicts? It’s because dead men tell no tales.
my dad tried to grow potatoes in the garden we’re proud of him
the filming of an iconic scene
I met this twerking, albino Raven named Pearl today. It is only one of four known albino Ravens in the whole world.
Pearl lives in this woman’s house. The handler has a permit, and the bird is property of the government (like hawks and falcons). She is affiliated with the California Wildlife Center. Every time the handler stopped petting Pearl she started cawing. She really likes affection.
hammer time. schools of scalloped hammerhead sharks photographed in the galapagos by (click pic) alexander safanov, montgomery gilchrist, eric h cheng, norbert wu, franco banfi, todd aki, chris newbert and larry gatz.
scalloped hammerhead populations have declined by over 95 percent in the past thirty years, largely due to the shark fin trade. this summer, scalloped hammerheads became the first species of shark to be protected by the u.s. endangered species act, one of the world’s strongest wildlife conservation laws.
Do you think she knows how to knock?
Inside Louvre Museum (by Mauro Silva )
Alae Swords’ Steppe Sabre w/ Antler Grip
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So I’ve been working on, among other things, a saber in the roughly Circassian style with an antler grip. I’m not sure where I’m going to take it after this, whether I will just leave it as is or adorn it with some brass or bronze. It’s light as a feather, which is a nice change of pace from the broadswords I’ve been working on.
Working with antler like this is always an interesting experience. I’ve never seen a piece that is truly straight, it grows in many planes, so fitting it to something which has comparably uniform geometry like a sword is always an interesting meeting of man and nature.
The sword will go on sale eventually, with a price somewhere around $600.
I used 1095AISI for this sword instead of the 1075 I usually use as this sword is substantially narrower and more slender in profile a stiffer steel suited the sword better. The sword is embedded in the antler with about three inches of tang, much like a mughal sword or tulwar is, and secured in place by two tonne per square inch epoxy resin first and then Liquid Nails construction adhesive several days later. The sword itself is cold fitted into the antler first, meaning the overall construction is solid as a rock.
Alae Swords - Handmade Swords by Bill Blake of Sword-Site.Com
between the pb&j sandwich, and the store bought hummus and pita chips for the PTA meetings, and how much he loves it when Carlos makes him dinner, Cecil definitely has No Fucking Idea how to cook and honestly I identify with that so much