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Lorena Assisi is a freelance illustrator and storyboarder currently based in Rome. She started of with comic-influenced illustrations and now creates stunning fine-art illustrations influenced by her love for folklore and fantasy.

I love work with various techniques,but in particular what i like more is the combination of traditional and digital art.
I always loved the imaginary folklore and all the symbolic way of the past that inspire me.
I specialize in editorial illustration at the international school of comic in Rome.
I usually work for the realization of covers, tattoos and private commissions.

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Evolution of European armor by http://levaleur.deviantart.com/
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Evolution of European armor by http://levaleur.deviantart.com/

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A breakdown of medieval armor, since a lot of pieces are required to create a full suit.

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Another set of strangely beautiful creatures by Oukamiyoukai45

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European Daggers

Photo #1 - Dagger with scabbard and combined knife and fork

  • Dated: 1600 - 1850; 17th century (blade) and circa 1840 (hilt)
  • Medium: iron or steel, ivory, silver, gold, leather and wood, engraved
  • Measurements: blade length: 25.2 cm; width: 0.9 cm; weight: 0.24 kg

Photo #2 - Dagger

  • Dated: probably 19th century
  • Culture: Italian
  • Medium: iron or steel, bronze, gold, turtle-shell, wood and copper, inlaid, damascened and blued
  • Measurements: blade length: 20.5 cm; width: 3.2 cm; weight: 0.23 kg

Photo #3 - Dagger

  • Dated: circa 1490 - 1510
  • Culture: German
  • Medium: steel, ivory, silver and gold, niello, etched and gilt
  • Measurements: blade length: 30 cm; width: 3.2 cm; weight: 0.3 kg
  • Inscriptions: ‘OMA I TE…E.I EMEM’ and the maker’s mark

Photo #4 - Ear Dagger

  • Dated: mid 16th century
  • Culture: Spanish
  • Medium: steel, filed and etched
  • Measurements: blade length: 23.2 cm; weight: 0.205 kg

Photo #5 - Rondel Dagger

  • Dated: 1st half of 16th century
  • Culture: German
  • Medium: steel, engraved
  • Measurements: blade length: 24.8 cm; width: 1.3 cm; weight: 0.25 kg
  • Insciptions: the maker’s mark 6.3cm from the hilt

Photo #6 - Dagger

  • Dated: probably circa 1520 and 19th century (blade); possibly 19th century (hilt)
  • Culture: Italian
  • Medium: iron or steel, gold and ivory, carved, etched and gilt
  • Measurements: blade length: 25.8 cm; width: 2.8 cm; weight: 0.21 kg

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