A rapier, manufactured in the mid-19th century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of 17th century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled in a circle to show its flexible properties.
Sword and Scabbard
Celtic, 60 BC
瞬間連写アクションポーズ02 殺陣・ソードアクション篇 [単行本] and 瞬間連写アクションポーズ03 ヒロイン・アクション篇 [単行本] Real Action Pose Books.
The sword one is neat because they have a kimono on and kimono off version of each shot most of the time. And the third book looks really nice, I hope I can find it. Bought this also from Kinokuniya in hopes one day I do an action comic mixing a storyboard/comic style for the action scenes. An example of this would be some panels Agasang did I still swoon over.
Also I wonder how many takes it took to get that cool scene down where he kicks the guys sword back in.
The rapier of Christian II, Elector of Saxony
Flemish Artist (early 16th century): St Catherine of Alexandria
Artist: Jean Léone Gérôme
Title: Markos Botsaris, 1874
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Hokusai (1760 - 1849) Japanese Woodblock Print Crow and Sword Surimono (via Fuji Arts Japanese Prints - Crow and Sword Surimono by Hokusai (1760 - 1849)