The sky clouds over, rumbling can be heard from the distance. There is a lightning and power can be sensed from the air. The powerful Thor has returned to the Earth, the most powerful of all the Nordic gods. The son of the highest god Odin holds the legendary hammer Mjolnir in his hand. We can find this iconic weapon in the Viking stories, in comic books or films. Where does its magic come from?
Whether boys made it in order to arrange a fairy-tale fight or it was given to them when cutting the wood, most men have already held an axe in their hands. But they hardly ever understand the rich history of such an ordinary and simple gadget. It is one of the oldest inventions of mankind.
A stealth pocketknife called Karambit has roots in Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. It originally served as a pocketknife for locals, similar to the folding knife of the Swiss type in Europe. This extraordinary hand tool can be found as early as the 11th century, in Indonesia people still use it thanks to its practicality.
Blade, guard, handle, and pommel. Four parts combined into one shiny, breathtakingly beautiful object that has been admired by little boys since the ancient times. We are talking about swords, one of the oldest weapons used by men. From Antiquity throughout the Middle Ages to the present day, swords been associated with heroism, courage, and dexterity. They appeared in numerous legends, stories, and fairy tales.