centrally-hinged visor for a rare type of Italian bascinet or BarButa, in the style of the mid-14th century, 19th century. Of rectangular form, rounded over the top and flared at the base, with a pair of boxed horizontal sights divided centrally, the middle area convex with a low medial ridge and pierced with diamond shaped arrangements of circular breathes left and right, and the top pierced with a pair of holes for fitting a hinge. H: 24.2 cm - W.: 16 cm - Wt.: 375 g.
'battle of nations' - armored fighters in medieval combat - mike kucharzyk of flora illinois - photo by fred r. conroy [knight in shining armor] note the padding around the sheild, this is designed for modern tournaments.
Heroic Armour of the The Classical, Greco-Roman hero as imagined by artists and armourers. This armour was researched and designed by Tobias Capwell, Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection in London.
late med. 'ballock dagger' in the MOL ["ballock-hefted" (i.e. -hafted) is the form in "Piers Plowman"] -- but, "Aha!" I hear you say, "Malc. me ol mate," you say, "forgive me, but this is 1) not Dutch, and 2) not mid-16C " (for you can be irritatingly precise when you've a mind to be) -- "You are right, of course", I say, in an attempt to mollify. "Hang on and I'll find you a mid-16C Dutch one! But are you at least getting the phallic reference?"