Idle Musings: Pop Culture Iaijutsu Works Backwards

I must preface my observations by saying I don’t have a terribly in-depth knowledge of anime or anime-based live action adaptations. If I am unfair, I am not deliberately so. That said: Spiky-haired youth-appeal protagonist goes to draw his katana for nukitsuke. It is a standard length katana; in Europe its blade is shorter than […]

Regarding Canno: The Grand Inquisitor’s “Knife”

(For those who’d rather just see the pictures without the pageantry, I’ve included a pure gallery¬†HERE) “How can it be said I hold no mercy for necromancers? Always when I find them, I offer them Absolution.” -Pelari Tur, Grand Inquisitor of the Sleepless Vigil The people of the Black Havens have long had a dubious […]

Art Gallery: The Blade of Dragon Woe

Hello readers! Technically this is a repost, but it’s the first time this material will ever appear on my blog. The Blade of Dragon Woe (named by its bearer, not its maker) is an extravagant longsword I modeled for my cousin Eric’s novel¬†Never Heroes. You can find all the relevant lore-bits in this article HERE […]

Art Gallery: A Most Immaculate Arming Sword

If it wasn’t apparent from the background image beneath this very text (and indeed, all other text on this site) I occasionally–hey, there’s the title!–do digital mock-ups of things I’d much rather have in reality, but can’t afford because I’m a poor writerly peasant. The particular sword I’m about to display is one I modeled […]