Obscure object of desire/From the depths of Uselessness/Sunday Funny: Flintlock Axe-Pistol

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Abe Lincoln used this to kill zombies.

I found this on a Facebook page, but a bit of Google-fu led me to the root source: Artist Scott Stadick. From what I gather this example is actually a complex 3D computer model. That said, axe-pistols were actually a fairly common item in 16th-18th century Europe – albeit one of ambiguous utility.

This video features several actual examples from history. I find the narrator’s deadpan delivery to be quite funny.

Stadick also created/rendered a really amazing pair of obsidian daggers for another project, which would be true objects of desire were they to exist in physical form.

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drooling on my keyboard.

Speaking of computer models, I have a buddy who works for UbiSoft. He has put out some feelers and might be able to get me an interview with a video game weapons-design artist. Stay tuned, it could be an interesting rabbit hole to dive down for a bit, and think of some questions you would like to ask if this pans out.

Have a great Sunday folks.

comments

  1. Sam L. says:

    Get that guy and bring him on!

  2. Jake says:

    I would ask him when designing a weapon what factors are most important to the design.

    1)Cool factor
    2)Would it work in the real world
    3)Fitting the characters personality
    4)or fitting the overall theme/time period of the game

    Also it would be interesting to hear his opinion on people making real world replicas. I have seen both amazing and cring worthy examples.

  3. Bolt says:

    Here’s a neat video on a real and not entirely useless Swedish gun-knife from Forgotten Weapons

    https://youtu.be/WyrE3FSU01w

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