Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Beautiful Paddles - Check these out



I saw a few of these in the new RL Polo shop in NYC (Fifth ave and 56th street).  The store is beautiful in a mountain lodge kind of way.  The company that makes the paddles is Norquay.  They say they make "Collectible Pieces of Functional Art"
























This image is from wilderless.com





Friday, January 2, 2015

Chopped! Guillotine Cigar Cutter, c. 1890... and a virtual museum


Made around 1890 in Italy this on an auction site for $3,900.






 I've got some kind of morbid fascination with these devices because I found myself wanting to build a model and in the course of my research I came across someone who makes fantastic museum quality replicas:  Guillotine.  He has a virtual museum and includes tips for construction.....just in case you want to take a chop at building one.






















Cheetah and springbok