Japanese matchlock pistol described as a “temple offering gun”. Wood handle carved as a raging dragon. Meiji Period.
"La Adelita" came to be an archetype of a woman warrior in Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. An Adelita was a soldadera, or woman soldier, who not only cooked and cared for the wounded but also actually fought in battles against Mexican government forces. In time the word adelita was used for all the soldaderas, who became a vital force in the revolutionary war efforts. The term La Adelita has since come to signify a woman of strength and courage.
Soviet Uzbek women outside Tashkent training to use rifles, 1920s. Photo by the constructivist Max Penson
It is the way of the samurai to take the head of the defeated enemy on the battleground. Do not hesitate! If you are a samurai, you must carry out the duty of a samurai!’
Lovely gold inlaid French Gallois palm pistol
Sold at Auction: $2,070