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Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Motörhead War Pig Knuckle Duster / Brass Knuckles

Motörhead War Pig Knuckle Duster - Brass Knuckles

War-Pig is the fanged face that serves as the symbol of Motörhead. Artist Joe Petagno created it in 1977 for the cover of the band's debut album, having met Lemmy while doing some work with Hawkwind.

Petagno stated;
The inspiration came from just being a naturally pissed off bastard! And Lemmy's the same way! So it was bound to be an alchemal wedding of a more "primordial nature". I did a lot of research on skull types and found a x-breed gorilla-wolf-dog combination would work nicely with some oversized boars horns. Lemmy added Helmet, chains, spit, spikes and grit.

Eddie Clarke was less sure about the imagery to begin with:
I shuddered when I saw it the first time. I thought, "Blimey, this ain't gonna go down that well", because it was just way over the top, then. But I grew to love it... (At first) it was not scary or horrifying, it would've been, in those days, deemed bad taste.

It has remained a symbol of Motörhead throughout the years, with Petagno creating many variations of War-Pig for the covers of ensuing albums. To date, only two of the original covers for Motörhead's 19 studio albums do not feature any variation of War-Pig on the cover: On Parole and Overnight Sensation, of which On Parole was re-released with a black War-Pig on a white background. Phil is wearing a War-Pig badge on the cover of Ace of Spades. The cover of 'Iron Fist' depicts a metal gauntlet wearing four skull-shaped rings, one of which is War-Pig, while the rear of the album-sleeve shows a fully detailed 3-D metal sculpture of the symbol. Originally the War-Pig design included a swastika on one of the helmet's spikes. This was painted out on later re-releases of the albums on CD.

The War pig is made from Aluminium, features steel chain, Oval style finger holes, walnut wood grip, waxed green, and would look great in Lemmy's Weapon Collection / War / Nazi Memorabilia
Was designed by Ed Mullis AKA Catmover1

Dimensions - 150mm high, 155mm wide, 6mm thick, and wood is 6mm

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