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Cuirassier's Armor, early 1600s Austria, early 17th century

An English Civil War-era horseman's armor 17th century

Armor "in the Roman style", Italy, late 1500s-early 1600s


Landsknecht Soldier 1486-1560

Pauldron for Right Shoulder, 1600s Italy, 17th century

Knight - Armor pieces

17th Century armour, possibly Italian, Milan

... armour a composite armour representing armour that might of been

a Landsknecht officer (captain) infantry full armor, ca. 1560. They are described to wear a close combat katzbalger, as well as either an halberd/pike, or a two hand sword, as they were fighting on foot at the front ranks of their infantry company (fahlein), consisting of 400 landsknecht mercenaries. Only the colonel and the second in command, lieutnant colonel, were horsemen among landsknecht officers, hence the need for infantry armor.

Sword: German two-hand sword for the field Dated: circa 1520-30 Measurements: Blade 132 cm. Overall length 180 cm Armour: German Landesknecht Armour Dated: circa 1510-40

17th century Turkish armour

A fine Italian blued and gilt cuirassier's close helmet, early 17th century

Hauptmann (retired) beautiful structured armour

Armored Condottiere, Italian style, early 14th century.

14th century armor pics | 14th century Armor (Italian)

medieval re-enactor in armor

Armoured Condottieri c 1480. Where the renaissance began, where the Italians were so busy indulging in the arts , sciences and the good life, they didn't have time to fight their own internecine battles and hired mercenaries from all over Europe, who they provided with the latest in Italian armour design.