Posts Tagged ‘ Iron ’

Isaac Penard’s “Skullitime”


I’ve been hearing that at first people were getting sick of me talking about how much I enjoy collecting time pieces, then I was told that some people had no idea that some of the watches I’ve written about existed.  So in the interest of informing the public about one of the rares time telling devices I’ve come across, I present a this piece from Isaac Penard.  The lower jaw is hinged to the base of the skull to make a cover for the dial of the watch. The dial is engraved and filled with niello marking the hours with Roman numerals (I–XII) and the half hours with fleurs-de-lis. The skull watch was a specialty of Geneva, and to a lesser extent of Blois, both prominent centers of Protestant watchmakers during the first decades of the seventeenth century. Isaac Penard was a native Swiss who was apprenticed to the Genevan master Jacques Sermand (1595–1651), a well-known maker of skull watches as well as watches in such shapes as tulip buds, crosses, and stars.

Classic Freestyle Battle.


Tons of people may have already peeped this freestyle battle from Smack DVD, its well over 2 years old, but watching again last night brought back memories of how rowdy me and my boys used to get watching Smack.  Check out this old classic from start to finish and let me know who you think took this battle.

(To me personally, I think Iron Solomon took it.  It’s evident that Math thought Solomon was planning on using numbers in his verses, and started talking about it when there was none of it going on.  But no matter how much you like Iron Solomon, you can’t deny that Math had some hilarious and very inventive lines.  But I still feel like Solomon was the realest with it all.  If you disagree, let me know.)