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This decorated example has retained its original sheath with matching brass. Original owner must have been very wealthy to afford such an expensive item. Original elaborate locking mechanism that works as well as the first day it was made. On the lower edge the iron was shaped into a narrow brim and turned for the attachment of a lining.
Judging from the length it was probably used on horseback. Amazing state of conservation, strap work decoration, with original key. Condition superb with slight restorations as you would expect for a helmet of this period. Flambarge (German)/ Wavy (English) sword blades were designed to cut deeper.
Great condition with no holes and no repairs, original key, only slight retouch to gold decoration. : This exceptional Indian mail shirt was captured by Maharajah Anup Singh of Bikaner when he defeated the army of the Adilshahi Dynasty at the Battle of Adoni in 1689. Consisting of a long of a diamond section central spike, with a pair of flat curved basal lugs with rebated pointed tips, one struck with a mark, faceted socket, and a pair of short straps, and retaining traces of etching throughout, on a later wooden haft. : Consisting of a flattened-hexagonal tapering blade with over the upper portion, stamped with the bladesmith's name between a series of decorative marks within a short fuller framed by a further pair of fullers on each face at the forte, rectangular ricasso stamped with the bladesmith's mark, 'S' crowned and 'T' crowned (signature and marks obscured by pitting), iron hilt of faceted bars, comprising [Read More]: An elegant halberd for parade or court. A great addition to any collection dealing with Medieval. Great condition with some minor repairs, key hole cover missing. Very heavy and well made, in some ways superior to the Germans. Probably made for a high ranking officer or very wealthy individual. Temple Balsall was donated to the Templars in the 1160s by Roger de Mowbray.
It was almost certainly made in Bijapur (the capital of the Adishahi empire). Priced Chiseled in brass, a fortified town offset against a background of fleur de lys, the exergue inscribed SIGILLVM COMMVNIE CIVITATIS ET VILLE TORNACENSIS, the reverse lightly domed and cast with a small handle. Consisting of along tapering spike extending to its socket. Fluted armor has been referred to as Maximilian Armor by Victorian collectors since it originated in the court of Maximilian I at about 1505 until 1535. Temple Balsall is a rarity in that itsone of the few places in United Kingdom that has an indisputable link with the Knights Templar. Dimensions: H: 30 cm - l: 20 cm - Thickness: 10 cm Weight: 15/20 kg approximately. Armada locking mechanism that works as well as the day it was made. Incorporating4 shooting locking bolts retained by a pair of pierced engraved plates. The black hammer finish is original which is rare and seldom survives.
Only the wealthy could afford such luxuries in the renaissance. A rare and important historical piece of Medieval European history. Depiction of a courtly lady looking at a gentleman.
Locking mechanism works as well today as the day it was made. Depicted on the seal a Cathedral with Lombardic edge lettering. Condition is exceptional and crisp with old patina. 574) A DECORATED ANDRARE ITALIAN CORSECA CIRCA 1600-25: A simple, but elegant but wicked weapon of the Renaissance. In very good condition with a beautiful dark brown patina. Locking mechanism works as well as the day it was made. The Templar cypher in the back attributes it to the Temple Balsallin Warwickshire England.
They were used by special troops in the front line in order todisrupt the opposing army's military formations that could maximize their efficiency.
These troops were usually paid twice what the others were.It cuts and thrusts with speed and additional power can be employed by using the pommel as a grip for a 2 hand strike.Real period bastard swords are rare with there original rain guard even rarer.Please email us with your exact request we probably have it or can get it. In which the rapier is clearly listed under Table 11 Exhibit 6. Composed of steel with wide, straight, single-and false-edged blade and hollowed base, all the surface engraved; Royal, Crowned Coat-Of-Arms, trophies and floral motifs on one side, the other one is decorated in similar way but even less visible, bandeau with barely readable inscriptions "CA.. Chiseled and engraved socket, with four, long straps on original, cylindrical, wooden haft. Venetian arms and armor are rare and sought after by collectors.The original rapier exhibit from the collection of Henry Galopin, in the Geneva museum in 1913. Original mounted and 100% authentic sword smithing of the highest class. In addition, I have an excerpt from the exhibition catalog of 1913 added to it. They have a certain esoteric look arms and armor from the rest of Europe do not have.This very large example at 7 inches of a Venetian Key has survived in very good condition and can be the center piece of any Medieval / Renaissance collection. The decoration is superb and the construction as good as it gets.