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Forum: European Armoury 5th June 2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
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Posted By A Senefelder
Francantolin, I do not work in a museum, however...

Francantolin, I do not work in a museum, however until two years ago I made reproduction armour for a living for 15 years and had a sizeable collection of original pieces of armour as study material.
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By A Senefelder
Would it be possible to get some close ups of the...

Would it be possible to get some close ups of the thumb on the opposite gauntlet as well? I think i'm picking up some slight differences in shape and dimensions, that some closer pics would help...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By A Senefelder
Constructionally here there are a number of...

Constructionally here there are a number of positives beyond the rivets with cut washers for securing the glove leathers at the cuffs. The surviving thumb plates, while having a replaces leather,...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By A Senefelder
Based on what i'm seeing constructionally i'm...

Based on what i'm seeing constructionally i'm inclined to believe this piece to be original. While the gussets are a good sign, the edge beveling around the arm openings is as well as the slot rivet...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,345
Posted By A Senefelder
More pics of both inside and outside would be of...

More pics of both inside and outside would be of great assistance with this piece as well. The gussettes at the arm openings ( the articulating plates that allow the breast plate to be wider than if...
Forum: European Armoury 28th May 2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By A Senefelder
More pics of both inside and outside of these...

More pics of both inside and outside of these including the plates of the still intact thumb would be of great assistance. It appears that the cuff rivets have washers for holding the leathers for...
Forum: European Armoury 18th March 2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,803
Posted By A Senefelder
What Ulfbert said. These helmets were made in...

What Ulfbert said. These helmets were made in large quantities and in order to keep the plates for each one of a set together this sort of matched punching was sometimes used. There was a second...
Forum: European Armoury 24th February 2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By A Senefelder
A similar example from a thread here 4 years back...

A similar example from a thread here 4 years back http://www.vikingsword.com/vb/showthread.php?t=15196 ive been seeing this type as far back as the old Museum of Historical Arms catalogs from the...
Forum: European Armoury 4th January 2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,844
Posted By A Senefelder
Jim, my apologies, im trying to cram in posts in...

Jim, my apologies, im trying to cram in posts in the 10 or so minutes before I leave for work in the morning as I tend to arrive home pretty late. I will try and address this tomorrow morning before...
Forum: European Armoury 30th December 2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,844
Posted By A Senefelder
Constructionally, based on photos of course, I...

Constructionally, based on photos of course, I see lots of things I like, the proper hammer marks inside the bowl indicative of being raised from a single piece of steel as well as the marks inside...
Forum: European Armoury 4th November 2016, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,465
Posted By A Senefelder
Jean, any chance for some pictures of the inside?...

Jean, any chance for some pictures of the inside? I believe I see a small repair/restoration on the flange of the front half of the helmet where the gorget lames would be attached and possibly a...
Forum: European Armoury 31st August 2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By A Senefelder
I would like to see some inside pics as well,...

I would like to see some inside pics as well, close ups on a few of the rivets and cut washers wouldn't hurt. I'm picking up a few flags from the pics there are ie. the nasal bar has no rivet set at...
Forum: European Armoury 21st July 2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 887
Posted By A Senefelder
A couple of things that concern me here. First,...

A couple of things that concern me here. First, the upper and lower visor should have a method of securing one to the other, either a sneck hook like hold the lower visor to the chin of the helmet or...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By A Senefelder
That's what I thought I saw. The hammer marking...

That's what I thought I saw. The hammer marking from working the tail plates lengthwise is visible as well as those inside the bowl from planishing. The somewhat raggedy edges of the inside rolled...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd June 2016, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By A Senefelder
Based on what I can tell from the pics this seems...

Based on what I can tell from the pics this seems to be a period example of one of the more ubiquitous types ( stylistically ) of zischagge. I've owned one of this style minus the control...
Forum: European Armoury 14th May 2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By A Senefelder
I owned an example of this type of zischagge back...

I owned an example of this type of zischagge back in the earlier 2000's. The are one of the more if not the most common types and seem to have been made in large quantities is Germany and the Low...
Forum: European Armoury 28th April 2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,098
Posted By A Senefelder
This is helmet is of spangen construction wherin...

This is helmet is of spangen construction wherin the bowl of the helmet is made up of from 2 to 6 plates riveted to a strapwork frame. Helmets have been made in this fashion from the iron age to the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th April 2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By A Senefelder
Jean, without any arsenal or control marks to...

Jean, without any arsenal or control marks to work with assigning a regional attributation is of course a guess at best but with the flared front edge of the cheek plates and the bit deeper bowl of...
Forum: European Armoury 22nd April 2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By A Senefelder
I didn't notice the flared edge around the front...

I didn't notice the flared edge around the front edges of the cheek plates to accommodate peripheral vision. This is a tad more of an eastern feature although seen on western examples as well. It...
Forum: European Armoury 14th April 2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,720
Posted By A Senefelder
Cerjak, the bowl on this one is a bit deeper ...

Cerjak, the bowl on this one is a bit deeper than some examples I've seen having it be a touch more akin to its Turk roots than more western European examples so I would say the Styria attribution...
Forum: European Armoury 29th December 2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,225
Posted By A Senefelder
Elfina, as a recently retired reproduction...

Elfina, as a recently retired reproduction armourer of about 20 years experience the opposite is true. A burgonet is a pretty complex bit of shaping and few but the upper end of expirience will try...
Forum: Ethnographic Miscellania 21st November 2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,037
Posted By A Senefelder
I have no idea what this is but thought it odd...

I have no idea what this is but thought it odd that the two holes were punched from opposite sides, one punched front to back, one punched back to front ( as shown by the remnants of the cone created...
Forum: European Armoury 2nd November 2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,806
Posted By A Senefelder
I believe this is a reproduction. The mark rings...

I believe this is a reproduction. The mark rings a bell in my head, I've seen it before. For some reason Arms & Armor in Minneapolis is what's coming to mind for that mark but i'm not certain.
Forum: European Armoury 27th October 2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By A Senefelder
Nothing that would definitely nail it down. The...

Nothing that would definitely nail it down. The Italians did somtimes do roping ( the small chisel cut angled lines on the rolled and counter sunk borders ) in a tighter set like this but the...
Forum: European Armoury 18th October 2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,492
Posted By A Senefelder
Cathy, your attributation of late 16th century is...

Cathy, your attributation of late 16th century is probably correct as roping as a decorative motif for rolled and counter sunk borders tappers off pretty quickly in the 17th century and this example...
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