The Canals collection is dedicated to the Canals map, which in turn was created under the influence of the most famous city on the water – Venice. There are 18 skins, and each in its own way reflects the spirit of the Italian legend. CS.MONEY explains in detail how the MAG-7 or MP9 will help you get inspired without a personal visit to Venice.
Cinquedea, aka chinqueda or cinquedea, is a special kind of blade from northern Italy. It hails from Venice, and the name translates as “five fingers”. Such a strange nickname for a knife (a cinquedea is more a dagger than a full-fledged sword) appeared for a reason. The weapon had a special triangular shape. At the base, the blade could reach the width of five fingers, but then it narrowed sharply.
Chinkueda was worn by both ordinary citizens and wealthier classes. The ornaments used ivory for the handle or carving on the blade itself. MAG-7 Cinquedea is also a short weapon, but the drawing almost did not preserve the spirit of the original. The coloring of this skin rather resembles the interior of Italian temples, and the hilt gives the spirit of Roman antiquity. The inserts on the sides of the case resemble ceramics more than the cold steel of the Renaissance dagger.
AWP The Prince
The rarest skin of The Canals collection for AWP is nobly called The Prince. The red base, on top of which a gold pattern of olive branches is applied, is inscribed in Latin, and the end of the trunk is decorated with gold filigree. At first glance, this skin is not directly connected with Venice, so we dug a little deeper.
The scope is decorated with crosses. The same decoration was used in the exterior of the famous Doge’s Palace in Venice. This is indirect evidence, but the inscription in Latin is direct. Pax tibi, Marce, evangelista meus is translated as “Peace be with you, Mark, my Evangelist.” These words are written on the book, which the lion of St. Mark holds. The lion itself is a symbol of Venice and even lit up on the flag of the Republic of Venice.
The only question is why is the skin called The Prince? In Venice, the ruling posts were not inherited, but elected. There were no princes there at all, the head of the city and republic bore the title “Doge”. It seems that we will not be able to find the answer to this question.
MAC-10 Red Filigree, SSG 08 Orange Filigree, P250 Dark Filigree
Three skins have in their names the word Filigree. This is the name of the special jewelry decoration technique. The master solders a metal wire, forming the desired pattern.
People began decorating things in this way in ancient Rome, but at the same time the Romans were not inventors of technology. It came from the East. During the heyday of the Republic of Venice, filigree was used throughout Europe.
MP9 Stained Glass, G3SG1 Violet Murano, Tec-9 Orange Murano и AUG Navy Murano
Four “glass” skins from the new collection, and three of them are named with the mysterious word Murano. We will deal with MP9. It is obvious that it is inspired by the stained-glass windows of Renaissance temples. Venice was one of the centers of the Catholic world, and therefore its temples were full of pilgrims. Stained glass was only a pleasant, but still common decoration of such places.
Murano is more interesting. This is the name of one of the largest islands of the Venetian lagoon. This island is famous for the production of glass of the same name, and fishing has been going on since the 13th century! It differs from other glass of that time by its quirkiness and variety of colors and decorations.
Skins G3SG1, Tec-9 and AUG have a common pattern, only the color is different. In general, it can be described as a slice of some kind of Murano glass vase pulled on a model of a weapon.
Negev Baroque Sand, P90 Baroque Red, AK-47 Baroque Purple, Nova Baroque Orange
The last subgroup of skins from the new collection is united by a pattern. This is a colorful pattern with dozens of small parts that are placed on larger shapes. In general, it looks quite similar to real Baroque interiors. The patterns used in the design of AK, could well get on the walls of the noble house of Venice in the XVI century.
The baroque style embraced almost all spheres of life and was in some way a departure from the classics and at the same time its successor. Therefore, as in antiquity, Baroque works gravitated to symmetry. Just look a little, and it becomes clear that the pattern on all four skins is composed of symmetrical elements. Good move!
The Canals collection is controversial. Only five skins are connected directly with Venice. However, without being tied to the city, it looks very good. Thanks to the symmetrical patterns, even cheap skins look intricate and luxurious. You can make their purchase even more enjoyable with us at CS.MONEY, where all skins from The Canals collection can be bought or exchanged profitably!