"Bro, I’m Telling You, The Date Was Going Well, And Then She Straight Up Turned Into A Latias."
Georges Blind, a member of the French resistance, smiling at a German firing squad, October 1944
- Dated: 18th century
- Place of Origin: Indian
- Measurements: overall length: 10.5in (267mm). Blade length: 6.75in (165mm)
Probably from Rajasthan or Central India, this knife categorised as a ‘kard’ has grips scales made of bone. The iron bolster is chiselled, while the scabbard has a silver throat piece displaying a Hindu religious icon, probably Surya Dev, the Hindu Sun god, with attached bells and suspension chains. The chape is again made of silver, with a lion devouring his prey. The scabbard is covered in red velvet, the throat featuing brown leather.
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Even though this is not a WW2 picture, but shot in 1974, almost 30 years after the the war ended. It shows Hiroo Onoda, Japanese Imperial army officer finally surrendering himself to the authorities and flying back to Japan, after his personal commanding officer flew in to Philippines and personally told him the war is over and it is time to go home. He died on January 16, 2014.
The Saddam Special, a gold-plated Yugo underfolder. They even golded the folding grenade-launching sight!