tarnhelm


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tarnhelm

golden helmet that allowed its wearer to assume any form or even become invisible. [Ger. Opera: Wagner The Ring of the Nibelung]
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I have long suggested either the one working "smart gun"--the Magna Trigger conversion of an S&W revolver from Tarnhelm, which only fires in the hand of someone wearing its proprietary magnetic ring--or a semi-automatic pistol combining the features of manual safety and magazine disconnector safety.
In the first opera of Wagner's Ring Cycle, Das Rheingold, the gnome Alberich serves as a symbol of the capitalist exploiter--and he forges the Tarnhelm, a cap of invisibility.
A minus is the Tarnhelm, such an important element in the work's theme of transformation and deception, but here looking like a Hallowe'en-mask of Homer Simpson.
The most pertinent of these analogies remains, perhaps, Frodo's cloak, since it is in that incarnation that the Tarnhelm acts as a form of camouflage, making that which it covers appear both unthreatening and innocuous, and--importantly--utterly different from its true nature.
Here, Siegfried, concealed in the cave, sang while Gunther mimed (in a robotic way); at the close of the act, when Siegfried has driven Brunnhilde into the cave, he re-emerged as himself, taking off the Tarnhelm.
The reshaping of Glock grips began with Robbie Barrkman at Robar, and can also be done by Rick Devoid at Tarnhelm and Dane Burns.
The third scene in Rheingold, during which the avaricious Alberich uses the potent Tarnhelm to transform himself first into a huge serpent and then into a toad, was wondrously evocative.
My G30, with New York trigger and a Tarnhelm grip trim, won the division.
The gun is going to Rick Devoid at Tarnhelm Supply (www.
The Magna-Trigger, done by Rick Devoid at Tarnhelm Supply (www.