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    A schiavona sword dating: third quarter of the 17th Century provenance: Venice

    Rapier, 1590-1610,

    Hussars helmet, Poland, late 17th century, formed of a skull fitted at its front with a separate peak, a sliding nasal-bar fitted at its lower end with a broad face-defence, a long, laminated, medially-ridged neck-defence and laminated cheek-pieces; hammered, shaped, riveted, with fluted, raised, fretted, punched, filed and nicked decoration, with pierced circular ventilations and recessed borders height: 54.5 cm, width: 30.0 cm, depth: 32.5 cm, weight: 3.87 kg. Fitzwilliam Museum.

    harmonic-motion: derwiduhudar: Savoyard Helmet (The Original Totenkopf Helmet–1600) lol. The eyebrow ridge would be a great way to catch a lance if you were jousting.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Pair of Gauntlets Belonging to the Armor of Duke Friedrich Ulrich of Brunswick (1591–1634)

    Hussar. Photograph by Andrzej Wiktor.

    Ambassadorial axe. Moscow, first part of the 17th century. Steel, silver, turquoise, wood; forging, chasing, gold inlay, gilding Length 98,5 cm. Moscow Kremlin Museums, Moscow Russia.

    Moscow, the Armoury Chamber, 1621

    Discourse on the Fundamental Principles of the Single Rapier By Darren Di Battista (a.k.a. Signor Dante di Pietro)

    Metropolitan Museum: Fencing doublet and swords Fencing Doublet: Western Europe, ~1580. Swords, left-to-right: -Rapier: Possibly Italy, 1610-20. -Rapier: Germany, 1610-20. -Rapier: Northern Europe (probably Germany), blade dated 1620. -Broadsword: Northern Europe (possibly Switzerland), early 17th century. -Rapier: Probably French, 1610-20. -Rapier: Probably Germany, early 17th century. Sword blades are probably from Toledo, Spain, or Solingen, Germany.

    A fine small-sword with chiselled hilt, North German, circa 1640.

    Pre-Culloden Scottish baskethilt sword c.1690-1720 Good chance this sword was used in the Battle of Culloden in 1746. The guard has the "S" design which stood for "Stewart" (noble family in Scotland) These swords were often stored in the thatched roofs to keep the British from finding their weapons. Because of this, Not many survived the wet conditions. The handle is either horn or wood, and appears to be rehandled in the 18th c. untouched condition. Blade signed by famous maker Andrea Farar...

    Cross-hilt sword, 1600–1625 England (London) and Germany (Solingen) Iron, silver, wood, copper alloy, steel, and gold

    German helmet c. 1530

    Linstock at nuremburg museum

    An Italian armour used for the procession of the Gioco del Ponte:

    Helmet of Cuirassier Armor presented by Magdalena Sibylla margravine of Brandenburg to her husband Prince Elector Johann Georg I of Saxony 1612 CE Italy or France

    Close helmet Flemish 1620

    Roundheads and Ironsides.

    Buff coat with double thickness sleeves, once belonged to Derbyshire-born Parliamentarian Colonel Sir John Gell. The sword is said to have belonged to Oliver Cromwell. These and other artefacts from the English Civil War are on display in the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.

    Gilt brass gorget. Most likely Dutch, c. 1630. The scenes of battle are engraved after Italian painter Antonio Temptesta and Baroque printmaker Jacques Callot. In the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Armor at the Tower of London

    Photo:Collection of armour from the English Civil War

    English: Medieval armour displayed at the Museum of Ethnology, Vienna