The perforations within the blade were meant to provide elasticity, preventing it from snapping during vigorous parries. The serrations were arranged not for producing an unpleasant wound, but to "catch" the adversary's blade.
Gold finger ring with a large bezel set with an oblong, table cut amethyst surrounded by eight small sapphires in individual collets, from Roy Ritchie's excavations at Whithorn Priory, Whithorn, Wigtownshire, 13th century
I can never decide whether or not to put photos up for sale in my shop, and I feel like putting all 20 million I take would be just a tad absurd, so I'm declaring a new rule. If a photo gets 15 notes on waterfall and/or 30 likes on instagram, I'll put it up for sale. Because I am nothing if not a pro at tricking other people and machines into making my decisions for me xD
(…) Where do you open?
Where do you carry your dead? There’s no locket
for that—hinged, hanging on a chain that greens
your throat. And the dead inside you, don’t you
hear them breathing? You must have a hole
they can press their gray lips to. If you open—
when you open—will we find them folded inside?
In what shape? I mean what cut shape is made
whole by opening? I mean besides the heart.
Maggie Smith, from “Heart“