Posts Tagged ‘Gothic’

Another Freaky Finger Claw…

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Back again with another entry from the weird and wonderful world of finger claws:

Gothic Skull Lord Finger Armor

Gothic Skull Lord Finger Armor

Meet the Gothic Skull Lord Finger Armor. Because your fingers need armor too. 🙂

So here we have another finger claw, a rather more practical version of neko-te, consisting of a regular ring with what I will assume is a likeness of our earstwhile Skull Lord emblazoned on top, to which are attached three armored articulated section, the last section terminating in a rather evil looking talon.

What to say about this. Well. I like the talon. And the armor. And the articulating design. But to be honest, unless this is all attached to a gauntlet, all I can see is pain. In the *wearers* future. Yes. I said *the wearer* The claw wielder. The finger claw sporter. Etc. Ad nauseam. Uh huh. Unless they have really strong fingers. Or like to use poison. Or maybe like to go for the eyes… Yeah… that’s a good legitimate use for something like this… Soft targets.

Not very sporting, imho, but if, for any given reason, you decided to put these on one morning when suiting up for a battle, weeeell…

Not much more I can say about that… 😀

Gothic Skull Lord Finger Armor – [NorthStar Zone]

Holey Whirling Hurlbats Batman!

Monday, June 18th, 2007

OK, I just couldn’t resist the odd Batman reference, even though our weapon du jour has nothing really to do with either Batman, Batarangs, or even bats for that matter, except maybe for the fact that they are both made to fly through the air. Today we are going to look at another special throwing axe, (You may or may not call it a “Tactical” weapon of you want, I’m soo over that…) called the hurlbat. Now these are sweet. Below are a few interesting hurlbat designs:

Holey Whirling Hurlbat

Holey Whirling Hurlbat

Pointy points, n curvy blades, just like I like ’em! BTW, in case you haven’t figured it out, the hurlbat above is not really called a “Holey Whirling Hurlbat”. I dunno what it’s called, but it’s got a hole in the blade, and it probably does whirl just as good as the next hurlbat, so I opted to employ the creative license afforded me by virtue of my ownership of this blog, and call it a “Holey Whirly Hurlbat”. Not to mention it sounds corny and Batman like, which I know will prolly elicit some random eye rolling. Hah! I saw that! Mission Accomplished!

Gothic Hurlbat

Gothic Hurlbat

Anyway, as you can see, a hurlbat was a very simple weapon, a solid piece of steel, with every practical point or edge sharpened to maximize it’s effectiveness. My kind of weapon! Now as throwing axes go, hurlbats represent some of the most basic but effective kinds of throwing weapons available to medieval warriors. Having no handle scales or padding and being of a one piece design, they would have been relatively simple to manufacture compared to a sword or dagger, and easy to maintain. Did I mention that this is my kind of weapon?

Crescent Hurlbat

Crescent Hurlbat

In fact the only strike, albeit a minor one, I would place against the medieval hurlbat would be that they weren’t double bladed. I’d mention the fact that they aren’t black, but that would just be me being nitpicky. There are modern day equivalents to the hurlbat, such as the excellent Beil-Ax, but the Beil-Ax is not as aesthetically pleasing to me as a Hurlbat. And its not black either. (Huh? Stop what? No. No, I won’t stop. I wont stop until someone starts making Black, double-bladed Hurlbats. In fact I refuse to stop until people start making more black weapons! I’ll Never Stop!! Oww!… Enough with the pinching already! OK, ok, I’ll stop, i’ll stop… Maybe…)

Gothic Hurlbat – [Arms and Armour Manufacture]
Fancy Hurlbat – [Arms and Armour Manufacture]
Crescent Hurlbat – [Arms and Armour Manufacture]

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