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Background imageBlade Collection: Japanese warrior woman with naginata

Japanese warrior woman with naginata
Japanese warrior woman with a large Naginata. A naginata is a pole weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai class

Background imageBlade Collection: Diagrams of the bones of hand and arm

Diagrams of the bones of hand and arm
Diagrams of the bones of the left arm and hand, showing the position of the radius and ulna when the thumb is turned inwards. The shoulder blade and part of the collar bone can also be seen

Background imageBlade Collection: World War II B25 bomber attacks Japanese ship

World War II B25 bomber attacks Japanese ship
World War II vintage photograph - B25 bomber attacks Japanese ship in China Sea

Background imageBlade Collection: Farming / Mowing 1899

Farming / Mowing 1899
A mowing scene: the mower sharpens his blade with a stone

Background imageBlade Collection: Farming / Sharpening Tools

Farming / Sharpening Tools
Sharpening tools on a grindstone - one man turns the wheel, his mate presents the blade to the stone

Background imageBlade Collection: Boeing B-52E Stratofortress 57-0015

Boeing B-52E Stratofortress 57-0015
United States Air Force - Boeing B-52E-90-BO Stratofortress 57-0015 (msn 17409), at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, on celebrity Row, temporarily escaping the treaty chopping blade. Date: circa 1970

Background imageBlade Collection: Piper J-3 Cub G-AFFJ with the Everell single-blade propeller

Piper J-3 Cub G-AFFJ with the Everell single-blade propeller
Piper J-3 Cub G-AFFJ (msn 1165), seen with the Everell patented single-blade automatic variable- pitch propeller. The single propeller blade was balanced by a counterweight and was free to pivot

Background imageBlade Collection: A spectacular Kirchner Leipzig band saw, Germany

A spectacular Kirchner Leipzig band saw, Germany
A spectacular Kirchner Leipzig band saw in a woodworking workshop, Germany. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBlade Collection: Tuaghs (from the Gaelic, tuagh-chatha), also known as Lochaber axes, a type of poleaxe

Tuaghs (from the Gaelic, tuagh-chatha), also known as Lochaber axes, a type of poleaxe, Scottish battle axes used in medieval times, preserved at Edinburgh

Background imageBlade Collection: Hiller YH-32 Hornet 55-4963

Hiller YH-32 Hornet 55-4963
United States Army - Hiller YH-32-UH Hornet 55-4963 (msn 7), at an air display on a US Naval Air Station, (note the single-bladed tail-rotor and the hand-held starting engine)

Background imageBlade Collection: WWI German Mauser Gewehr M 98 rifle bayonet

WWI German Mauser Gewehr M 98 rifle bayonet
First World War German Mauser Gewehr M.98 butcher blade rifle bayonet. Manufactured by Packohlger & Co. Solingen in its metal scabbard. Firearms & Equipment

Background imageBlade Collection: Cunard Line, limited edition sculpture QE2 turbine blade

Cunard Line, limited edition sculpture QE2 turbine blade
CUNARD: Michael Cox limited edition sculpture mounted in acrylic created using a section of Queen Elizabeth 2 turbine blade. With certificate of authenticity. 5ins

Background imageBlade Collection: A machine-tool shaping a gas-turbine engine turbine blade

A machine-tool shaping a gas-turbine engine turbine blade. Date: circa 1965

Background imageBlade Collection: Selim II (1524-1574). Ottoman sultan from 1566

Selim II (1524-1574). Ottoman sultan from 1566
Selim II (1524-1574). Also known as Selim the Blond or Selim he Drunk. Ottoman sultan from 1566. Engraving by Lemaitre, Masson and Lesueur

Background imageBlade Collection: Cunard Line, QE2 - commemorative item

Cunard Line, QE2 - commemorative item
Cunard Line, QE2, commemorative item - steam turbine engine, blade section mounted on base by Michael F. Cox. With Certificate of Authenticity. 4.25 inches. Date: late 20th century

Background imageBlade Collection: Cunard Line, QE2 turbine blade limited edition

Cunard Line, QE2 turbine blade limited edition
Cunard Line, QE2 turbine blade. In 1986 the Queen Elizabeth 2 underwent a £90 million refit that marked the end of her life as a steamship as her turbine engines were replaced by a diesel

Background imageBlade Collection: Bronze propeller blade from a ship

Bronze propeller blade from a ship, serial no ALB 837 stamped on side. 26 inches

Background imageBlade Collection: Modern era. Mercenary soldiers: Swiss. Engraving

Modern era. Mercenary soldiers: Swiss. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2020

Background imageBlade Collection: The Archers of Burgundy. Engraving by Serra

The Archers of Burgundy. Engraving by Serra
The Archers of Burgundy, Burgundy Guard or Blade Guard, were an armed unit from the Burgundy Guard of Archers, introduced in Spain by King Philip I of Castile

Background imageBlade Collection: Soldier of the Crown of Aragon. Engraving

Soldier of the Crown of Aragon. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2019

Background imageBlade Collection: Christian Knight. Engraving from a codex of the 14th century

Christian Knight. Engraving from a codex of the 14th century
Middle Ages. Christian Knight. Engraving from a codex of the 14th century. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2019

Background imageBlade Collection: Alfonso VIII of Castile (1155-1214). King of Castile

Alfonso VIII of Castile (1155-1214). King of Castile
Alfonso VIII of Castile (1155-1214), called the Noble or the one of the Navas. King of Castile from 1158 and King of Toledo. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2019

Background imageBlade Collection: 11th century warrior. Engraving. Later colouration

11th century warrior. Engraving. Later colouration
Middle Ages. 11th century warrior. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2019

Background imageBlade Collection: Roman centurion. Engraving. Later colouration

Roman centurion. Engraving. Later colouration
Roman centurion. Engraving. Museo Militar, 1883. Later colouration. Date: 2019

Background imageBlade Collection: Knight of the Order of Santiago

Knight of the Order of Santiago, in the early days of the institution, dressed in war dress. Middle Ages. Iberian Peninsula. Chromolithography

Background imageBlade Collection: Spain, Castile-La Mancha, Toledo province. Consuegra

Spain, Castile-La Mancha, Toledo province. Consuegra. View of the Castle (stronghold of Knights of San Juan) and a windmill. Date: 2011

Background imageBlade Collection: Adventure

Adventure
Painting showing a blindfolded man wielding a sword overhead with one hand, and feeling the point of the blade with the other, under a dark night sky. Date: circa 1929

Background imageBlade Collection: Jigsaw used to cut a piece of wood

Jigsaw used to cut a piece of wood
A carpenter using a jigsaw to cut a piece of wood to shape, possibly for use in die cutting. Photograph by Heinz Zinram Date: 1950s

Background imageBlade Collection: Caucasus Georgia Tiflis Tblisi - Lesghi men grinding sword

Caucasus Georgia Tiflis Tblisi - Lesghi men grinding sword
Caucasus Georgia Tiflis Tblisi - Lesghi men grinding the blade of a sword. Vintage 19th century photograph

Background imageBlade Collection: Chiswick House, 1823

Chiswick House, 1823
Chiswick House, Palladian villa designed by architect William Kent and built by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington. Garden front

Background imageBlade Collection: English tourists see Scots dancing to bagpipe music

English tourists see Scots dancing to bagpipe music on the bank of the Caledonian Canal from Fort William to Inverness, Scotland. Doctor Prosody meets a highland wedding on the Calidonian Canal

Background imageBlade Collection: Arthur Gilbert

Arthur Gilbert
A cavalier testing the blade of his sword. Artist: Arthur Gilbert. Date: 1906

Background imageBlade Collection: Tools used in roof thatching, West Country, UK

Tools used in roof thatching, West Country, UK
Tools used in roof thatching in the West Country, UK. Date: circa 1960s

Background imageBlade Collection: Musical knife in the Louvre, Paris, France

Musical knife in the Louvre, Paris, France, made of steel, with a Blessing of the Table (or Grace) engraved on the blade. The notes are for bass voice -- it is thought that the knife was part of a

Background imageBlade Collection: Circumcision ceremony performed by a Turkish

Circumcision ceremony performed by a Turkish man in front of a mosque. Illustration from Francois Pouquevilles Travels through More, Albania and several other parts of the Ottoman Empire, 1805

Background imageBlade Collection: Blade mill with grindstones designed by John Smeaton

Blade mill with grindstones designed by John Smeaton
View, plan and elevation of a blade mill with grindstones designed by John Smeaton. Copperplate engraving by Mutlow from John Mason Goods Pantologia, a New Encyclopedia, G. Kearsley, London, 1813

Background imageBlade Collection: Buff coat, belt, glove, with sword and hilt

Buff coat, belt, glove, with sword and hilt
Buff coat 1, 2, buff belt 3, gilt-silver sword hilt 4, buff arm-piece and glove 5, 6, toledo sword 7, blade and scabbard 8, and hilt 9. Copperplate engraving by J

Background imageBlade Collection: Sword-blade halberd, brown bill, axe, etc

Sword-blade halberd, brown bill, axe, etc
Sword blade halberd 1, 3, 5, brown bill 2, Lochaber-axe 4, ancient bill 6, hand bill with small bells 7, and bill found at Battefield, Shrewsbury 8. Copperplate engraving by J

Background imageBlade Collection: Defensive guard of the small sword (B) against

Defensive guard of the small sword (B) against an attack by the broad sword (A). Copperplate engraving by after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson from Mr

Background imageBlade Collection: Gentleman fencer in guard of sword and lantern

Gentleman fencer in guard of sword and lantern
Gentleman fencer in the guard of the sword and lantern run through by a thrust from an opponent using sword and cloak. Copperplate engraving by after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson from Mr

Background imageBlade Collection: Gentlemen fencers in the guard of the sword

Gentlemen fencers in the guard of the sword and cloak opposed by the sword and lantern. Copperplate engraving by after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson from Mr

Background imageBlade Collection: The Spanish Guard defeated after an attempt

The Spanish Guard defeated after an attempt of the Cut on the Head. Copperplate engraving by after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson from Mr. Domenico Angelos The School of Fencing, London, 1787

Background imageBlade Collection: Gentleman fencer in the French Guard attack

Gentleman fencer in the French Guard attack against an opponent in the Spanish Guard position (A). Copperplate engraving by after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson from Mr

Background imageBlade Collection: Gentleman fencer making the return thrust in Tierce

Gentleman fencer making the return thrust in Tierce after having parried with the poignard. Copperplate engraving by after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson from Mr

Background imageBlade Collection: Gentlemen fencers in the Italian Guard position

Gentlemen fencers in the Italian Guard position fighting with sword and dagger. Copperplate engraving by after an illustration by Thomas Rowlandson from Mr

Background imageBlade Collection: Gold dagger in ornate golden sheath, Ur

Gold dagger in ornate golden sheath, Ur
Gold dagger in an ornate golden sheath, from Ur, an ancient Sumerian city in Mesopotamia (Iraq)

Background imageBlade Collection: Advert for Lillywhites skating items 1930

Advert for Lillywhites skating items 1930
Advertisement for skating items, available at Lillywhites, Piccadilly Circus, London. Date: 1930

Background imageBlade Collection: Three illustrations in The Gentlemans Magazine

Three illustrations in The Gentlemans Magazine
Three assorted illustrations in The Gentlemans Magazine - A phenomenon caused by haze at sea; New invented machine for drilling and hoeing; various items of stonework from a church



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