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Can weapons be art?

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posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 05:50 AM
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Originally posted by jibeho

Originally posted by ProudDominicanAmerican
I Think Anything Designed To End Life Can Neva B Considerd Beutifull , Or Nice To Look At Etc.


If you are so opposed to weapons, why did you join the Navy? The Navy has plenty of goodies designed to end a life and pound an enemy into submission. You just may be ordered to fire such a weapon. Good luck in bootcamp! You'll have a blast.


I Said Weapons Can't Be Beutifull , I Didn't Say I Dnt Like To Use Them LOL




posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 05:51 AM
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Originally posted by jibeho

Originally posted by ProudDominicanAmerican
I Think Anything Designed To End Life Can Neva B Considerd Beutifull , Or Nice To Look At Etc.


If you are so opposed to weapons, why did you join the Navy? The Navy has plenty of goodies designed to end a life and pound an enemy into submission. You just may be ordered to fire such a weapon. Good luck in bootcamp! You'll have a blast.


I Said Weapons Can't Be Beutifull , I Didn't Say I Dnt Like To Use Them LOL



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:01 AM
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Take a look at the engraving, wood selection and carving detail on a Merkel or Kreighoff double rifle or shotgun and you may change your mind.

www.krieghoff.com...


merkel-usa.com... nYXRpb25JRD0xMDE2OQ==



posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 07:16 PM
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Aight , So Mayb I Was Wrong . Dats A Nice Gun !



posted on Aug, 8 2009 @ 12:54 PM
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As far as I'm concerned, anything made by Kimber is a work of art.



posted on Aug, 9 2009 @ 05:50 PM
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The finest weapon is your own body. martial arts.



posted on Aug, 10 2009 @ 03:54 AM
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Originally posted by thaknobodi
The finest weapon is your own body. martial arts.


Its' not that useful if you're 30m away or sitting in a car though, is it?

Not that it has anything to do with the topic in hand.



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 06:22 AM
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alas no one has mentioned

The Sword of Kahless !

www.ugo.com...



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 06:42 AM
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Originally posted by soldier8828
reply to post by Dimitri Dzengalshlevi
 


actually i tend to think its a lil more primitive than the M16-A2


is this art?

i98.photobucket.com...

maybe but its more popular, works much better in the real live and anyway- both of them are inspired by the germans, nazi time weapons...



posted on Aug, 11 2009 @ 06:48 AM
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Dont forget the first stone age knives and javelin heads...
In the primitive cultures of today the peoples demanded from the merchants who contacted them the parfume bottles- not for the scent
but to make of their bottoms the superbe arrow heads etc...

[edit on 11-8-2009 by ZenOnKwalsky]



posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 01:52 AM
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This is art








[edit on 8/17/2009 by loki41872]



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 03:31 PM
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www.centralfloridapawn.com...

When I become an international coc aine kingpin this shall be my weapon of choise..



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 03:38 PM
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Dont everyone have the ole shotgun lamp by their door?
A friend of mine has an old henery pump .22 "worth a lot of $$"
Hung with stuff from the same era, ie..old oil signs, coca-cola signs, ww1 refill-type lighters, ect..ect...most would never see the gun, and if they did would never think of it still working, it looks like a kids toy to begin with.

I think my .45 LC is art just being put in the turn of the century leather holster, and hung from my banister mirror, resembles the "Gun Smoke" intro...



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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Bruce Bump is an artist by almost anyone's definition. His work is absolutely exquisite.

www.brucebumpknives.com...

There are many ABS mastersmiths who should be considered artists.



posted on Sep, 30 2009 @ 03:57 PM
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I dont know about weapons but war is both an art and a science.



posted on Oct, 1 2009 @ 03:48 AM
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Weapons can be made as an art, with original inlays or engraving. And sometimes the craftsmanship involved in their creation is considered an artform. (Otherwise there may be less stories/myths of legendary swordsmiths or their creations like Excalibur.) Museums that deal with antiquities may even have a section that just deals with arms and armoury. (If you're into this stuff and ever visit Chicago, you'd really like this.)

Early artillery and siege weapons were also considered an art, sometime before the science was fully developed. I'm sure Leonardo DaVinci may have some fairly well known examples.

Other weapons that never started with an artistic intent get embellished as an art. Maybe it's a hand-me-down hunting rifle. Somewhere along the line, somebody decides to carve the stock, inlay it, or paint it, or perhaps do some engraving somewhere on the barrel. I'm sure even various modern arms such as AK-47s see this type of treatment amonst the tribal groups that may be carrying them. We also do this too, but usually not with small arms that have to conform to standards so they can be handed off or exchanged quickly. But looking at the big weapons systems? Bomber nose art, roundels and aircraft livery, squadron insignia, ship's insignia, division logos, weapons system logos, and various mission badges... Are those embellishments not artistic?

And sometimes there's the art of fictional weapons, or fictional warfare. Things like steampunk or sci-fi weapons are an art of themselves. And some people make battles as art, in this day of computer games. You may see some oddball machinima involving warfare, or perhaps you might catch an epic video of RTS battle that almost seems in sync with the music like Flail Supreme 2.


(YouTube fails to do it justice compared to the version that was on the SupCom forums, but if that footage is not artisticly directed and composed I'm not sure what is.)

Also propaganda (or psi-ops) is very much an art form, if not a science. If you can create the imagery and symbolism to convince and lead the masses, it's very much capable of being a weapon in its own right despite not being a physical and tangible thing. It's not like very well known history doesn't have accounts of this. Old WWII era films and posters both Axis and Allied, are probably the best known examples. Perhaps best followed by the early cold war rhetoric and chest thumping (some of the direction and editing of nuke footage can be considered quite artistic, with the purpose to inspire fear or awe depending on the audience), with various imagry of the red-scare/iron curtain, Dr. Strangelove, and even made light of with Rocky & Bullwinkle, etc.

The short answer? Yes.



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