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Old 14th May 2020, 04:39 PM   #1
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Default Probably the luckiest guy ever

Just found this lucky chap in a book and didnīt want to withhold him from you
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Old 14th May 2020, 04:45 PM   #2
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I hope he has good health insurance!

Is there more info in the book about what he is? Is he the sample and options catalog for a smith? Is he a courtier dressing for his and his colleagues' amusement?
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Old 14th May 2020, 04:49 PM   #3
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Anyhow he shouldnīt stumble

There is just the discription "Habit de Fourbisseur", copper engraving by Nicola de Larmessin, Paris around 1695

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Old 14th May 2020, 06:03 PM   #4
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Thank you!

Google translate can't handle fourbisseur. But I found a definition in a French dictionary: Person whose task is to furnish, mount or repair bladed weapons to make them brighter.

Also, if you do a Google Image search for "Habit de Fourbisseur" there are a lot of entertaining images from other pages of the same book.

I think they might be costumes for pageant entertainers or the invention of the artist to entertain the nobility with the day-to-day of their subjects?
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Old 14th May 2020, 09:00 PM   #5
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Nice Halloween costume!
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Old 15th May 2020, 06:50 AM   #6
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It's hell for him at airports, though...
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Old 15th May 2020, 12:07 PM   #7
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It's hell for him at airports, though...


Luckily, they didn't have TSA back then...
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Old 15th May 2020, 12:31 PM   #8
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It's hell for him at airports, though...


Luckily, they didn't have TSA back then...
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Old 15th May 2020, 01:58 PM   #9
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He probably is saying to himself

"I just don't get the point"

sorry i couldn't resist this joke
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Old 15th May 2020, 04:20 PM   #10
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He just lives in a really bad neighbourhood.
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Old 16th May 2020, 08:18 AM   #11
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I alway's wondered were the expression " armed to the teeth" came from ….
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Old 16th May 2020, 09:44 AM   #12
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Reminds me of Rick's palace guard
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Old 16th May 2020, 11:30 AM   #13
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What amazes me is the lack of foot protection, only sandals.
One good cut to the feet and he's down.
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How it became a 'modern' plausible situation ... painted and real.


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