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Doesn’t everyone wear lampblack as a suntan lotion?
Looks like the dark, er, assassin?, is going learn the hard way that a good henchman is difficult to find.
Considering the way that blade shines, it’s not made of ordinary steel. It reflects light like glass but glass wouldn’t be strong enough to make a dagger out of. I’m betting that the blade is made of diamond. Too bad we can’t set up a pool on this. That would be fun.
just saw the history channel story of ancient elephants in america. those elephants were the biggest elephant in history. well, is shown that american indians were hunting those elephants with spears made with glass arrows. it was some of a black stone which they honed down to a pointy thing. then the indians shot that pointy thing in a sling shot and it went faster than 60 mph. into the wild beast.
and i read sabinitini character used daggers made of glass, specially a small dagger i remember made of glass with poison inside. it was made to break upon insertion, and the poison did the rest.
methinks glass is okay for daggers. however i would suggest breath mints for the head villain. he might offend his lackey.
Sounds like obsidian to me. The Aztecs used some mean obsidian-based weapons.
At a museum in Klamath Falls, Oregon, they had (probably still have 20 years later) a mess of obsidian weaponry that various tribes used. “Swords” that were more than a foot long. A fire opal arrowhead had a place of prominence.
The local Klamaths and Modoc fought each other for centuries, off and on. Lots of “armament” was found in the area. (Naturally, Congress got the “brilliant” idea to put the two together on a reservation. Look up the Modoc War.)
Oh, it’s metal all right. Obsidian has a luster, but it’s black and brittle and that thing has seen its share of clashes with other swords. It’s just a metal sword with a magic shine (if only via the magic of some cartoonist’s technique).
A coat of pearlescent paint from Pactra.
death warmth over. palace intrigue.
welcome back jayson
I have heard of obsidian but not glass in the conventional sence.
Obsidian is volcanic glass, and can be VERY sharp. Heart surgeons still use scalpels with flaked obsidian blades, simply because they can be made to tear tissue considerably LESS than any grade of steel!
And, who’s to say that a tempered borosilicate glass hasn’t been accidentally discovered in the Billverse, just not under that name?
Especially when it’s happening to YOU, big fella.
Hm. Methinks I smell an ambitious Raven in the roost.
yeah, it was obsidian. its weird to think cavemen had instruments SHARPER than our weapons. just goes to show ya, nothing we have can be superior to what mother nature has. natural wonders surpass man made wonders.
Tell that to the inventor of carbon nanotubes, or for that matter of plastics from Bakelite onward. And for obsidian to be any good to man it has to be worked by man, just as metal does. On the other hand, metal has qualities obsidian doesn’t and can’t have, like malleability and durability.
Reality check: everything we make and use comes from nature. Does the punchline “Go get your own dirt!” mean anything to you? On the other hand, we can manipulate physics and chemistry to make substances having qualities no product found in nature has.
The God who made us is creative. We were made in His image. It makes sense that we are creative to the level that we are.
I would never say never when it comes to nature. We just happen to make lots of what is already in nature but in massive quantities for all sorts of useful things like wax fruit, little plastic ponies or Justin Beiber ……. You did say humanity was intelligent right?
Nanotubes, etc do exist in nature. Just because you never saw them before … well we were not looking for them so that means they didn’t exist before we started looking ….. is just silly isn’t it? Make for a great Monty Python Skit though.
How come whenever I wear a hood, no matter how hard I try, I can never get my face to vanish into an ominous darkness with only my eyes and teeth showing like cartoon characters always seem able to? Everybody still recognizes me! Next time I meet an evil cartoon villain, I’ve got to ask one of them how they do that.
I’d be careful. If they’re evil enough to do that, they might just kill you to protect the secret.
I know it involves REALLY bowing your head. If you look straight ahead, your face will be recognized. You have to walk with your eyes and nose virtually pointing at the floor. I learned that from “Assassin’s Creed.”
You know, I’m willing to be good money that this is either one of Sarah’s colleagues from Raven, or one of the girls at the bar: it can’t be anyone THAT mysterious!
*Tap, tap, tap* Is this thing on? Jason, are you ok out there?
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