Category: history

armthearmour:

A late Longsword with side rings bearing the inscription “IN TE DOMINE SPERAVIT” (He trusted in Thee, o Lord,)

  • OaL: 45.3 in/115 cm
  • Grip: 9.5 in/24.1 cm
  • Width (Blade): 1.5 in/3.9 cm
  • Weight: 3.6 lbs/1.62 kg

Italian or Spanish, ca. 1540, housed at the Wallace Collection.

armthearmour:

An Oakeshott type XIIa Longsword,

  • OaL: 50.25 in/127.6 cm
  • Blade: 37.75 in/96 cm
  • Weight: 4 lbs/1814 g

Germany, ca. 1500-1515, housed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

peashooter85:

Mail hauberk for ceremonial use, Hungarian, mid 16th century.

from The Philadelphia Museum of Art

met-armsarmor:

Couteau de Brèche, Metropolitan Museum of Art: Arms and Armor

Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Medium: Steel, wood (beech)

we-are-knight:

lucypl:

lady-feral:

rocherepose:

star-anise:

batbetbitbotbut:

professorerudite:

trilogygames:

Historical Warrior Hair

This is so cool. I love that she uses archaeological evidence.

@star-anise this seems hopefully up your street!

Now THAT’S some excellent applied archaeology. Though I did have to click out of the tab whenever she showed a mummified body, as excellent as it is as historical reference.

@lady-feral hopefully youd enjoy this content! <3

Oh dang yes!

@we-are-knight maybe you can find inspiration for your hair styling.

Oooh!

Might finally have something I can use for my mane when fencing…

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skelegun:

tilthat:

TIL Vikings used the bones of slain animals when smithing new weapons believing this would enchant the weapon with the animals spirit. This actually made the weapons stronger because the carbon in the bones coupled with the iron made a primitive version of steel.

via ift.tt

Fuck off egghead it’s because of bone magic.

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nightbringer24:

sideyr:

Taken from the “Great Book” of Albrecht V of Bavaria.

Gendarmes? 

armthearmour:

A very interesting composite Broadsword, Germany, ca. 17th century, from Czerny’s International Auction House.