Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
Top Quality Patrons, Etched and Inlaid With Bone
... for officers of the Trabanten-Leibgarde (bodyguards) of the Electors of Saxony, ca. 1580.
As you may have noticed on one on the samples in my collection, all Saxon patrons open by a shift button on the underside while Nuremberg or Ausgburg productions open by a push button on the front.
Photos taken by the author in the collection of famous Burg Eltz.