Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Ceremonial sword Poniatowski.jpg
The Sword of State is hugely important to the Isle of Man, it is a symbol that Tynwald is the oldest continuous parliament in the World.
It depicts the Manx national symbol, the three legs of Man and despite various upgrades over the centuries, probably has its origins in the 1400s.
The sword is one of the earliest objects to associate the symbol of the three legs with the Isle of Man.
|Born||March 19, 1848(1848-03-19) |
Monmouth, Illinois, U.S.A.
|Died||January 13, 1929(1929-01-13) (aged 80) |
Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
|Occupation||Gambler, Lawman, Saloon Keeper, Gold/Copper Miner|
Posted by Have Faith at 6:39 AM
Because of their small size and easy availability, Deringers sometimes had the dubious reputation of being a favored tool of assassins. The single most famous Deringer used for this purpose was fired by John Wilkes Booth in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Booth's Deringer was unusual in that the rifling twisted counterclockwise (left-handed twist), rather than the typical clockwise twist used on most Philadelphia Deringers.