Category: 16th century

armthearmour:

A look at some 16th century daggers and who would have worn them.

peashooter85:

Bone mounted matchlock arquebus, Germany, dated 1589.

from Hermann Historica

peashooter85:

Close helmet crafted by Pompeo Della Cesa, Milan Italy, circa 1590.

from The Worcester Museum of Art : The Higgins Armory Collection

met-armsarmor:

Foot-Combat Armor of Prince-Elector Christian I of Saxony (reigned 1586–91) by Anton Peffenhauser, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Arms and Armor

Gift of Henry Walters, 1927
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Steel, gold, leather, copper alloy

http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/23016

acrosscenturiesandgenerations:

▪︎Prognosticator.

Culture: French

Date: 1538

Medium: Brass

~ From the source: By means of moving the concentric dials of this brass instrument details of a patient’s illness could reputedly be predicted.

armthearmour:

A beautiful Kilij with silver fittings and an ivory grip,

  • OaL: 36.6 in/92.9 cm
  • Blade Length: 31 in/78.7 cm
  • Weight: 2.1 lbs/966 g

Cairo, Egypt, ca. 16th century, housed at the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden.

armthearmour:

A fantastically blued and gilt field armor in the anima style made for King Henry VIII, the last armor made for him before his death in 1547,

  • Height: 72.5 in/184.2 cm
  • Width: 33 in/83.8 cm
  • Depth: 14.5 in/36.8 cm
  • Weight: 50.5 lbs/22.9 kg

Brescia, Italy, ca. 1544, housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Thus concludes every extant armor owned by Henry VIII that I could find.

armthearmour:

A beautiful Complex-Hilted Longsword, South German, ca. 1520, from Hermann Historica.

peashooter85:

German mail vest, late 16th century.

from Hermann Historica

armthearmour:

A beautiful swept-hilt Rapier,

  • OaL: 45.7 in/116 cm

blade made in Toledo, Spain, hilt in Saxony, Germany, ca. 1600, from Hermann Historica.