Pots the last two days and today I accidentally knocked a wasp nest after watching it being built. I also wondered why there aren't as many spiders in the studio space as the connecting patio. Tried to fix it but the wasp does a much better job. #wasp#foodpreservation#cleaver#nature#skillclaybuilders#iwish waspslikedredbacks
Most people have at least a vague idea of what medieval people fought with. The truth is, however, that even with the knowledge of the usual assortment of swords, axes, spears and maces one is barely scratching the surface. The truth is that in the Middle Ages there were weapons that would seem fantastic even in a modern RPG game. Take for instance the weapon I'm proudly brandishing in the first picture. It's a modern replica (made safe by rounding the spikes, but still not allowed by #hmb regulations) of a singular unnamed artifact reportedly kept in the Danish National Museum. For all we know that single weapon might be a completely unique piece. As the whole thing is in rather poor condition (no organic parts of the handle survived) all we can do is basically educated guess-work. Some claim that it is a part of a pole-weapon (in fact it is said to bear some resemblance to a roncone, pic. 2) but I think it's rather doubtful given the length of the tang (a metal extension of the blade, encapsulated by the grip). I have never seen a polearm with a blade fixed in the shaft by a long tang. There is, though, a wealth of iconography and surviving artifacts of two-handed falchion-like weapons, sometimes referred to as 'cleavers' or 'choppers'. In my opinion this weapon was probably the next incarnation of the kind of 'cleavers' seen in Maciejowski Bible (pic. 3), in the Romance of Alexander (pic. 4) and in a variety of other sources (pic.5 & 6). The blade's similarity to the basic design elements of polearms probably stems from the latter's proven effectiveness against armored opponents.
I'm currently taking a little bit of time out after a hectic last few months and I've been giving myself a hard time for not knocking out more & more shit. Buuutttttt then I thought to myself: hey, all those frozen corpses on Mt Everest (& all the other STUPIDLY high peaks dotted around the globe) were once highly motivated people ... so yup, take some time Wayne me ol China ... stay unfrozen! Anyways, this here cleaver comes to you direct from Phoenix Arizona where she's spent the last 30+ years at a mom & pop restaurant doing fuck knows what before they went under & were forced to sell all. Sad for them? Yes! Happy for her new owner - dunno, she dudn't have one yet 😬 800grams, 12" long with a 6" blade, approximately 70 years old & sharper than a Trevor Noah Netflix comedy special. If you wants - DM ME E-HEE ✊Recycling (again, I feel this point is being ignored) is 他妈的生意♻️ Check out: www.cwworks.co.nz ⚓ or DM me to chat, I L-O-V-E chatting shit👊 #whothefuckwouldeverwanttoclimbsomethingthatsthesameheightasa747cruises
Iron knives, like this Japense vegetable cleaver (Nakiri) need care, just like their owners. So if you're feeling rusty, aged or blunt. Take some time, give yourself a nice long bath, a bit of exfoliation and spend some time sharpening yourself back up again. This particular knife is sharper than ever and you will be too.