Preternatural Pragmatism: In Brief

As of late, I’ve been digging on
19th Century vampire ‘killing kits’

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And among the most rare:
an antique ivory vampire killing kit

“consisting of an ornate ivory-mounted Christian cross integrating a steel, spring-loaded,.41 caliber single-shot percussion pistol, the center mounted with an ebony shield surmounted with a 8-pointed crown, the tips made from tiny semi-precious red stones. A ruby red five-pointed star adorns the center…”

“The vampire pistol is contained in an ivory case, together with a steel dagger blade which attaches to the end of the cross, an ivory cleaning rod, ivory powder bottle, and cap and ball supply.”

Fascinating as the relics are, in my hunts and haunts around the web, I also encountered some of their contemporary counterparts.

Though for slaughter? None intended.

Lycanthrope Case by
Nashoba Hostina

Lycanthrope Case, Nashoba Hostina

Detail of note: The Lycanomicon

as well as the wicked brilliant
Necromancer Briefcase by
Andrea Falaschi

and a second means for summoning the Old Ones,
Falaschi’s Necromancer Briefcase N2.

Until next time ——
Grim, Grimmest, More!

Comments (3)

  1. 6:16 pm, February 24, 2011Boheme Noir  / Reply

    These “tools” (I somehow refuse to call them weapons…) have a strange fascination on me…

    The second one is my favourite.

    Thanks for sharing these fascinating, rare, shocking & beautiful documents of history, make-belief & cruelty.

  2. 10:32 pm, February 23, 2011Samantha  / Reply

    I know a few years back, Necromance was selling old fashion exorcism & vampire hunting kits …

  3. 9:38 pm, February 5, 2011V  / Reply

    really effing cool…i live for this blood-curdling, beautiful stuff


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