Following on from yesterday's post, today we have more of Dale Bigford's impressive Van Helsing vampire hunting kit. Part of what makes it so eye-popping are the massed ranks of items. It's proof of the "quantity has a quality all it's own" adage often attributed to Stalin.
In this shot alone there are over three dozen storage bottles filled with all manner of herbs, powders, and parts. There are even more cased away in the smaller storage boxes.
This is a brilliant touch- stakes made from a variety of woods. It's embarrassing to confront a supernatural creature and realize it's impervious to the stakes you have on hand. This helps cover all the bases.
A variety of potions and pre-mixed alchemical preparations.
Another example of planning for contingencies- a selection of wards, amulets, and religious symbols.
My thanks to Mr. Bigford for sharing his work. It's a unique take on a well-worn idea that must have taken an incredible investment of time and effort to put together. You'll find a full album of the case over here. It includes a closer look at the multitude of boxes and storage cases nestled inside the main trunk.