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Old 19th June 2016, 07:54 PM   #1
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Default 17th century French or German Cuirassier’s Jackboots,

At last I had the opportunity to find these jackboots.
They are heavy boots of hardened blackened leather. The feet have soles made up of several layers of nailed leather. Wide bootlegs with heavy sewn-on knee flaps .One boot with an iron spur.These boots which were worn by armoured cavalrymen to protect their legs from slashing.
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Old 19th June 2016, 08:01 PM   #2
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Old 20th June 2016, 07:48 AM   #3
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Here two fotos of what I think are Prussian cuirassier boots about 1740. On display at Rastatt Castle Military Museum.
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No apparent consideration of wearer comfort!
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No apparent consideration of wearer comfort!

Mind you; the concept of comfort was invented a couple centuries later .
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There is a certain comfort in the thought of retaining one's lower appendages.
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Old 23rd June 2016, 11:30 AM   #8
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Absolutely excellent , what a great find. When I was a teenager in the 1960s there was a pub nearby which had a single boot much like your examples . It was in a glass case and was claimed to be that of a 17th century highwayman .... left in a hurry as he escaped the law ! Needless to say the name of the pub was 'The Boot' ... the pub was since refurbished and the boot has disappeared .
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Default Diverting a bit ...

What was the name of those huge outer boots they implanted on the stagecoach rider seat floor that enable him to introduce his own normal boots to protect him from rough weather ?
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Old 24th June 2016, 08:51 AM   #10
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Absolutely excellent , what a great find. When I was a teenager in the 1960s there was a pub nearby which had a single boot much like your examples . It was in a glass case and was claimed to be that of a 17th century highwayman .... left in a hurry as he escaped the law ! Needless to say the name of the pub was 'The Boot' ... the pub was since refurbished and the boot has disappeared .


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It is an interesting anecdote.
Also,It was fashionable to have at the entrance of the old houses such boots converted to Stick Stand!It was the cases for mine.

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Now you can keep some swords in it, Jean-Luc
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Old 24th June 2016, 01:52 PM   #12
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Cerjak,

I found this boots as "Cuirassier boots" from 17th century on a german Website, one picture together with a 19th century boot. But no further explanation.

I'm very impressed by this boots, after hundreds of years they are still functionable. Our modern boots or shoes are normally worn out at the latest after ten years.


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Old 25th June 2016, 06:31 AM   #13
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Hi Jean Luc,

I never had opportunity to hold or see boots like this from up close.
The craftsmanship is obvious and interesting to see and learn from, congratulations with this amazing find !

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Old 25th June 2016, 04:06 PM   #14
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OUTSTANDING !!!! Congratulations. What a wonderful addition to a collection.
Thank you for Posting. Rick.
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