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Old 18th March 2020, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Cabasset and breastplate

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Here is a set consisting of a cabasset and a breastplate, late 16th, early 17th century.
With its original leather lap belt.
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Old 19th March 2020, 11:30 AM   #2
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Great pieces, Thomas; the leather belt definitely a valuable asset.

The cabasset; Spanish ...Italian ... no marks ? . The rivets are plain round, not rosettes; a period replacement ?. Does the top have the famous pear stalk ?

The breastplate; must be for cavalry, due the opening in the lower front, right ? ... I don't know the exact term .


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Old 19th March 2020, 06:41 PM   #3
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This set is normally German. The cabasset is in one piece, without rosettes, the rivets are indeed original. It is a simple infantry model. It has an interesting period repair on the side. There is no manufacturer marking. For the breastplate, here is a complete model with tassets, gorget ... (photo at the zeughaus altes museum). For the cavalry I don't know, but the troops could wear such a set.
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Sorry to play the stubborn Thomas; i had the firm idea that such detail is not an infantry/cavalry dual option but that it is so designed to prevent the breastplate not to conflict with the horse saddle .. if i make myself understood. Does the caption of the example at the zeughaus altes museum mention that is for infantry ... or cavalry ?


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I don't know, but I think you're right. I had never thought about this detail, but it is consistent.
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