This is perhaps the coolest thing ever.
The auction has ended, but it claimed to be a 19th-century Vampire-hunting kit.
The kit contains: “one wooden hammer (6.5 inches long), four stakes 6 inches-each) — the wooden hammer has applied a small holy cross, same as the stakes; the lower side containing: prayer book, crucifix, knife and eight bottles with Pamant (holy soil), Agheazma (holy water), Mir (anointing oil), Tamaie (holy incense), Usturoi (garlic), red serum, blue serum and secret potion.” “The metal box contains one syringe and it can be used to inject liquid garlic or secret serums into vampires. It has a small cross on it made of silver . The syringe can sustain temperatures up to 200 Celsius degrees. The cross is very old, with one beautiful black stone and is on a very old metal chain . The metal teeth plier ( 7.5 inches ) was used in the past to remove the vampire’s teeth. There is also a special tool called Dentol ( 5.5 inches ) used in the past to remove the vampire’s teeth.”
“Is est Sanctus Res ego sum decessio secundum ut meus pius futurus adsuesco assuesco obviam Malum , Nox noctis Ingredior Nosferatu , Lamia quod Intentus.”
(“This is the Holy Thing , I am leaving behind to my own kind to be used against the Evil, the Night Walker , Nosferatu , the Vampire and Strigoi .”)
12 Replies to “Vampire-slaying Kit on eBay”
Vampires must have really thin skin. Seems like you’d need a heavier hammer…
I love this idea, though. Very very cool! I can’t believe paying $1,000 for it, though. Sheesh.
Now THAT is a conversation piece.
It’s way cool, but pricey. I’m only paying that much if it’s an actual antique.
The seller claims it’s a genuine antique, not fake at all. Certificate of authenticity and everything. No way to know, I suppose, without having an expert examine it in person.
It is most likely an actual antique, just not quite as old as claimed, and never actually used to hunt vampires. My bet is that it was a cheap knockoff souvenir made after Dracula came out, but that still puts it at 100 years old.
I’m not an appraiser, and I’m not examining it, so I couldn’t say.
Still – really cool. And now I want to make one.
It probably is a genuine antique, or at least parts of it are geniune antiques.
it actually *would* be an amusing character for a festival situation. You know, if it wasn’t attached to any other silly plot-like scenarios. What a fun prop!
As sold through Sotheby’s in Nov. 2003 for 12,000usd
Fanboys exist in every century.
Is it just sad that I really want one of these for no reason whatsoever other than just to have it lying around with the rest of the weird shit in my house.
Exactly. Just kind of tucked in a corner so people can see it, but you don’t talk about it, ever, and act sort of nervous if anyone asks about it…:)
I have boxes…
I live in Texas…
You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a cross.
I think it is time to go antiquing!
Wow, cool! Though for me, I’d probably just keep it so others can’t use it.*chuckle* Nice sentimental value. I used to watch vampire movies all the time. Actually, don’t laugh, but I *just* finished watching Bram Stoker’s Dracula less than a minute before reading this post. Okay, yeah, laugh.:)