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The members of the MERS are proud to announce the latest issue of Edge of the Wild is now available! We focused in this issue on military matters which should interest much of the MERF membership. This was a fun one to put together and features the contributions of six members--a new record??
What themes or topics would you like to see covered in future editions? Let us know!
Check it out by direct PDF download HERE, or browse this and past issues on the Newsletters section of our website. Please share freely among your circles, consider joining our subscription mailing list, and give us a like on Facebook and Instagram. Enjoy reading!
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I’m excited for this one! Nothing’s more fun than pokey things!
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Thanks for sharing.
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Amazing work as always gentlemen!
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Awesome :P
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I noted this bit in the article on Dunadain blade design:
"Of particular note is the karma helmet shown above (dated March 1960), “made of overlap-ping enamelled plates of metal, the 'fish-crest' of leather embossed and coloured” which looks like something from the Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age—perhaps Minoan or Egyptian?—..."

Turns out the inspiration for the Karma is neither Minoan nor Egyptian, but rather Indian in origin - see the attached pic:
Mahratta Helm - cropped - small.jpg
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Mahratta Helm 2 views - small.jpg
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Tolkien really took influences from a wide array of sources!
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I can definitely see the similarities...but do you have a source that indicates that this was his actual inspiration for the Karma?
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Agreed. Looks quite similar but I'd love to know more about the links between this helmet and the Professor.
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