Originally Posted by Metlin
Originally Posted by Kent Wang
Good point. I think that if it's modeled after something that could have a functioning spout, then it would still be a gargoyle.
I've actually working on a somewhat similar grotesque cuff link, double-sided of course. Hopefully available in a month or two.
Let us know when they're in -- can I get a pre-order in?
New kirin antiqued brass cuff links $45
They’re based off a door knocker I found at Chi Lin Monastery in Hong Kong.
Well, I’m not entirely sure it’s a kirin, but it’s the best that I can guess. It may just be an unspecific monster.
Fun facts about the kirin from Wikipedia:
Although it looks fearsome, the kirin only punishes the wicked. It can walk on water, and can walk on grass yet not trample the blades. As it is a peaceful creature, its diet does not include flesh. It takes great care when it walks never to tread on any living thing, and it is said to appear only in areas ruled by a wise and benevolent leader. It is normally gentle but can become fierce if a pure person is threatened by a sinner, spouting flames from its mouth and exercising other fearsome powers.
The design is hand-carved; no fancy-shmancy CAD was used. Antiqued brass gives it a nice patina.