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Forum: European Armoury 20th March 2014, 03:36 PM
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Posted By A Senefelder
The " armour " ( two great helmets and...

The " armour " ( two great helmets and a shield ) shown in the article picture appears to be recently made from one of several Spanish manufactures for display purposes only. Unless there's something...
Forum: European Armoury 27th December 2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By A Senefelder
Being an armourer I worked closely with them and...

Being an armourer I worked closely with them and have done work for a number of todays pro jousters. They're a very different animal. I don't know if they're reflective of what the mindset of...
Forum: European Armoury 25th December 2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By A Senefelder
I've actually seen this happen. Back in the 90's...

I've actually seen this happen. Back in the 90's I had a booth at a local renaissance festival. The jousting troupe that did the shows there was a full contact group. One of the participants had a...
Forum: European Armoury 19th November 2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By A Senefelder
One of my favorites by Durer. It gives a window...

One of my favorites by Durer. It gives a window into that era where gothic and maximillian style armour co-exist and intermingle in the first years of the 16th century. Notable in the woodcut is lack...
Forum: European Armoury 18th November 2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By A Senefelder
This is one of the most often shown examples of...

This is one of the most often shown examples of the type. This particular type of sallet, munitions to be honest, made large and simply, left rough from the hammer are also a good source of examples...
Forum: European Armoury 12th November 2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By A Senefelder
A very similar helmet wandered around ebay for a...

A very similar helmet wandered around ebay for a while a few years back likewise labled as a replacement funnery achievement. I have read/heard tell of replacements being made up for funnery pieces...
Forum: European Armoury 12th November 2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By A Senefelder
This one is a little tougher but here's the...

This one is a little tougher but here's the things that would give me pause. The upper visor,as you mentioned has definitely had part of it cut away, with it looks like a chisel, I use a chisels to...
Forum: European Armoury 11th November 2013, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By A Senefelder
The finish on 1,2,4,5 and 6 are the same, in fact...

The finish on 1,2,4,5 and 6 are the same, in fact based on the pics of the inside, it appears to be a heavy paint over the surface. The zischagge in picture 4 is missing the rivet at the bottom of...
Forum: European Armoury 29th June 2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By A Senefelder
" In the style of " is code for...

" In the style of " is code for reproduction or copy. Typically this referes to an older often Victorian era copy so it will have some age in its own right but it is usually refering to reporduction...
Forum: European Armoury 11th June 2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By A Senefelder
The book is very good and well worth the money,...

The book is very good and well worth the money, but museums do emd up displaying old copies on occasion . I know one armourer, now pretty much retired, who was asked by The Met to register his...
Forum: European Armoury 8th June 2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,140
Posted By A Senefelder
Estcrh, whilst this is not out of the realm of...

Estcrh, whilst this is not out of the realm of possiblity, the consistancy of the occurance of the reversed cheeck plates ( every example of these i've ever seen, including every one posted here ) in...
Forum: European Armoury 10th May 2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By A Senefelder
Jean, excellent pics. I wondered how similar the...

Jean, excellent pics. I wondered how similar the missing cheek plates mine were to the ones your had, Maybe if I get a little free time ( free time whats that, who am I kidding ) i'll try making up a...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By A Senefelder
Runjeet, in European mythology this creature is...

Runjeet, in European mythology this creature is called a satyr, the one I referenced earlier.
Forum: European Armoury 11th April 2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By A Senefelder
While I am an armourer by trade I have monkeyed...

While I am an armourer by trade I have monkeyed with blade making a bit with some friends and spent a fair amount of time around some reputible blade smiths. This is actually technically a pretty...
Forum: Ethnographic Weapons 11th April 2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By A Senefelder
The iconography appears to be a blend of European...

The iconography appears to be a blend of European mythology with Indian fashion. You have what appears to be a satyr in Indian garb, what I believe is called a cockatrice, something that may be a...
Forum: European Armoury 10th April 2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By A Senefelder
I agree that this is some sort of composite...

I agree that this is some sort of composite piece. I wanted only to note that the straight blade and the particular curvature of the hilt and the angle at which its set to the blade put me in mind of...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By A Senefelder
Jean, notice that this one, while stylistically...

Jean, notice that this one, while stylistically different in its decorative motif from the ones posted above also has the small holes running around its outter boarders like those above. I suspect...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By A Senefelder
Nando, that explains it perfectly. Based on that,...

Nando, that explains it perfectly. Based on that, and again this is only working from pictures, I would say that your's like Jeans, seems to be of late laminated construction, probably to thicken it...
Forum: European Armoury 4th April 2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By A Senefelder
Nando, next question, as you can see in Jeans...

Nando, next question, as you can see in Jeans pics the inside of his breast plate is flat ( not shiney ) rusting metal, yours is glossy ( shiney and reflects light, except where delamination has...
Forum: European Armoury 3rd April 2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By A Senefelder
Nando, the pics inside do appeare to show...

Nando, the pics inside do appeare to show delamination. How " flakey " is it at the points where its lifting away?
Forum: European Armoury 1st April 2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 385
Posted By A Senefelder
My vote is possibly an old theatrical costume...

My vote is possibly an old theatrical costume piece, very late 19th or earlier 20th century perhaps? There was a reasonable amount of theatrical armour produced in the 19th and earlier 20th centuries...
Forum: European Armoury 29th March 2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 704
Posted By A Senefelder
I did a quick google search on HA KU BO and got...

I did a quick google search on HA KU BO and got several references to HAKUBO meaning something like " aunt " in I believe it was Japanese. This particlaur piece was made relatively recently. While...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By A Senefelder
Jean, here is, I believe, why. " Laminated...

Jean, here is, I believe, why. " Laminated " construction happened for basically two reasons. 1) thrift, steel and iron were expensive and thus the best possible use was made of all scrap so the...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By A Senefelder
Fernando, 5cm is not that great a variation and...

Fernando, 5cm is not that great a variation and when taking sizing into account could still have it being in the realm of for and adult, albiet one of lesser physiological stature perhaps. Breast...
Forum: European Armoury 26th March 2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,013
Posted By A Senefelder
Jean, this appears to be of 17th century form...

Jean, this appears to be of 17th century form with residual peascod shape. The simple incised line decoration and method of attaching over the shoulders ( leather straps with steel/iron plate at the...
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