|—||Old German fencing adage; translated roughly as, ‘What Hurts, Teaches’ (via iamafencer)|
Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried “Max” Schmeling
German boxer who was heavyweight champion of the world between 1930 and 1932.
Max Schmeling…don’t get me started on how much of a true blue dude he was. I get excited just seeing his goofy smile and awesome attitude (know-homo) but he was an excellent Kamerad to his fellow Fallschies and did some hero shit, and never made anything of it (like a true Fallschirmjäger!).
“The German puts strength before beauty, and truth before convention, both in life and in literature. There is a vehement, sledge-hammer vigour about everything that he does. When he speaks, it is not to impress others, but because his heart would burst if he did not find an outlet for the thoughts that burn in his soul.”
“Fred Beckey is the author of 100 Favorite North American Climbs. He was born in Germany in 1923 and grew up in Seattle, where he still lives. His earliest first ascent was of Forbidden Peak in 1940; he has been climbing continuously ever since. One of North America’s greatest living mountaineers, Fred Beckey has written several authoritative climbing guides, which include several alpine classics, notably the seminal three-volume Cascade Alpine Guide. He is 90 years old today and still climbing”
Climbing at 90 years old. A true alpinist.
First Feast of the 4PT: Baron Ungern-Sternberg Day, Dec. 29th
From the Eurasian Youth Movement:
On December 29th the Eurasian Youth Movement is going to celebrate the birthday of Baron Ungern-Sternberg. The idea is to give the sign of support to the new Minister of the Defense of the Russian Federation, Sergey Shoygu (Tyva) who is the admirer of the great Mad Baron, conceived by some Mongolian circles as the avatara of the God of the War. In favor of Ungern and Russian Imperial Army.
We invite our friends, Eurasianists all over the world, to organize something similar synchronistically.
We declare December 29th Ungern-Sternberg day and the first established Feast of the Fourth Political Theory and Greater Eurasia.“New Resistance have endorsed and our militants will joyfully celebrate this holiday in honor of Baron Ungern-Sternberg / Mahakala and call on all supporters to join us in marking this historic day!” — James P., New ResistanceLearn more about the Baron here.
Among foresters, this German painting titled The Forester’s Home circa 1890 is an old favorite. The origins of North American forestry science and practices beginning around the same time are largely German.
His bergmutz is on the wall hook his drilling rifle-shotgun hangs from, and his felt hat is on the writing table. His boots are tossed beneath the schrank with a bootjack visible in the foreground. A drahthaar and two dachshunds watch his frau tend the kachelofen tile stove.
His life largely consisted of planting and managing trees in spring and summer and managing the hunting leases and guiding hunters in fall and winter. When they went after flying game they took the drahthaar and ground game the dachshunds.
Traditional German loden clothing is of exceptional quality, but very expensive, and the condition of his clothing in this painting nicely illustrates why. This old forester probably only owned two sets of clothes, but they have lasted him the better part of a lifetime.
Emblem of the Wandervogel movement
Kindred spirits of the last century and ripples from another time.
Wan Ich Das Schwert Huie Auffheben - So Wünsche Ich Dem Sünder Das Ewige Leben
‘Whenever I have this sword lifted - I wish the Sinner’s with eternal life gifted’
15th Century Kriegsmesser
Albion Armorers Soldat Grosse Messer
Replica from a German, 15th-16th century Original.
History tells us that large cutting knives were found as both military and civilian sidearms all across Europe. In German-speaking areas, these large knives were called grosse messer, literally translating to “great knife”. The Soldat is an example of a classic form shown in historical artwork and such manuals of the fighting arts as the fechtbuch illustrated by Albrecht Dürer.
The blade has a thin wedge-shaped cross-section with an aggressively acute angle to its main edge bevel. This results in a design that produces very little resistance in the cut. The last third of its length is also sharpened on the false edge. The clipped tip-section is acutely pointed and when combined with the weapon’s dynamics, it is easy to create precise slashing cuts with responsive recovery.
The hilt is comprised of beautiful walnut grip slabs secured to the tang with tubular rivets. The pommel cap and cross-guard are both representative of common historical styles. There is a lug, or nagel, extending from the guard serving the purpose of providing protection to the knuckles. It extends all the way through the cross-guard and is riveted in place.
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What’s in a name well ”Soldat” translates to “Soldier”. An appropriate name in the end.