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Old 19th January 2021, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default Backplate cuirass

Bought a backplate on a auction this weekend. It came with a breastplate and they were advertised as "possible theatre pieces". The breast plate sure is. It is thin and not worth posting. The backplate is, in my opinion, not a theatre piece but not sure how old it is. Could be a 19 century copy but i lack the experience to tell for sure. It weights 1.6 kg.
Also bought a nice pair of small lance heads. I will post them in another thread.
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Old 19th January 2021, 03:28 PM   #2
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for what I can see on these pictures its an original !
Please thake some sanding paper and scrub the inside on several flat surfaces and post these pictures here , I think you will be surprized.
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Old 19th January 2021, 03:57 PM   #3
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for what I can see on these pictures its an original !
Please thake some sanding paper and scrub the inside on several flat surfaces and post these pictures here , I think you will be surprized.
Thanks Ulfberth for your answer! I have used some scotch brite instead. Not sure what to look for but here are some pictures.
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Old 19th January 2021, 04:13 PM   #4
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Please rub here and here and this time do use sanding paper .
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Old 19th January 2021, 04:34 PM   #5
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Here they are
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Old 19th January 2021, 04:42 PM   #6
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still did not use sandpaper did yah , well now you cleaned away the evidence.
If you had used sand paper only the surface would be cleaned and the black would be way better visible showing hammer strokes.
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still did not use sandpaper did yah , well now you cleaned away the evidence.
If you had used sand paper only the surface would be cleaned and the black would be way better visible showing hammer strokes.
Actually I did use sandpaper. I'm afraid there are no hammer strokes. Or I rubbed it to hard...
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Old 19th January 2021, 04:54 PM   #8
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here the are , is used your last picture
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here the are , is used your last picture
Thank you for the drawing! They are hard to spot but there are indeed some irregulareties.
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Old 20th January 2021, 10:17 AM   #10
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Very nice original backplate !
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Very nice original backplate !
Thank you! From what period do you think it would be?
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16th century, or early 17th century
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