These boat graphic ideas are for a 43′ Viking fishing in the Mediterranean. The long bills on the marlin reference the Pinocchio character and the habit many fishermen have of exaggerating the truth. The sentiment for this Black Knight is leaning toward the Monty Python version, a character that “None shall pass.” Arthur proceeds to cut off his arms…”Just a flesh wound.” – A Black Knight cannot fail! Check out the youtube vid linked above.
Not to be confused with the beautiful BLACK KNIGHT, a 25.18 meter motor yacht built by Goudy & Stevens in 1968. It was designed by Eldredge-Mcinnis and is currently sailing under the flag of the Cayman Islands, and is located at the Roscioli refit yard in the United States.
There are many references in literature, mostly Arthurian. The Black Knight, known as Marchog Du in Welsh, Marghek Du in Cornish, and Marc’heg Du in Breton, is a character that appears in different forms in Arthurian legend. In one tale, a supernatural Black Knight is summoned by Sir Calogrenant (also known as Cynon ap Clydno in Welsh mythology) in the story of Yvain, the Knight of the Lion. The Black Knight defeats Calogrenant, but is later killed by Ywain (Owain mab Urien) when he attempts to complete the quest that Calogrenant failed.
The earliest mention of a Black Knight by name is in Raoul de Houdenc’s La Vengeance Raguidel, written in the early 13th century. The protagonist of Morien wears black armor and a black shield, in addition to having black skin, and is occasionally referred to as “the black knight.” In Sir Perceval of Galles, the Black Knight jealously ties his wife to a tree after hearing that she had exchanged rings with Perceval. Perceval defeats the Black Knight and explains that it was an innocent exchange.
A Black Knight is also mentioned in Le Morte d’Arthur: The Tale of Sir Gareth, Book IV, as having been killed by Gareth when he was traveling to rescue Lyonesse. In Richard Johnson’s Arthurian romance, Tom a Lincoln, a Black Knight is the son of Tom a’ Lincoln and Anglitora (the daughter of Prester John). Through Tom, he is the grandson of King Arthur, although his proper name is never given. He kills his mother after hearing from his father’s ghost that she had murdered him. He later joins the Faerie Knight, his half-brother, in adventures.
There are many more references to the Black Knight in literature and popular culture. For example, in William Shakespeare’s play Henry IV, Part 1, the character Hotspur is compared to a “black nameless” knight. In J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the character Aragorn is sometimes referred to as the “Dúnadan” or “Black Rider,” and the Black Riders themselves are a group of menacing figures that serve the Dark Lord Sauron.
In modern literature, the Black Knight has been reimagined and adapted in various ways, such as in the comic book character the Black Knight from Marvel Comics, who wields a mystical sword and is a member of the Avengers. The character has also appeared in various films and television shows, such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, where the Black Knight is a comedic character who refuses to yield in a sword fight even after losing his limbs.