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Swiss alabarde. This weapon was revolutionary in the Middle Ages and convert the Swiss mercenaries in the most powerful infantry in the world.

This weapon was revolutionary in the Middle Ages and convert the Swiss mercenaries in the most powerful infantry in the world.

State Glaive of the guard of Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg (reigned 1612-19), c. 1612

Austrian State Glaive of the guard of Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg (reigned c. 1612 Steel, wood (oak) - Art Institute of Chicago. For Rose.

Swiss mercenaries (Reisläufer) were notable for their service in foreign armies, especially the armies of the Kings of France, from the Later Middle Ages into the Age of the European Enlightenment. Their service as mercenaries was at its peak during the Renaissance, when their proven battlefield capabilities made them sought-after mercenary troops. There followed a period of decline, as technological and organizational advances counteracted the Swiss' advantages.

Swiss mercenaries (Reisläufer) were notable for their service in foreign armies…

State Glaive (Cousa) for the Guard of Maximilian II of Austria.  Artist/maker unknown, Southern German or Austrian. Made for the "Hartschiere" guard of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II, ruled 1564 - 1576. Dated 1564.

State Glaive (Cousa) for the Guard of Maximilian II of Austria. Artist/maker unknown, Southern German or Austrian. Made for the "Hartschiere" guard of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II, ruled 1564 - Dated

Couteau de Brèche | French | The Met

Couteau de Brèche Date: ca. 1500 Culture: French Medium: Steel, wood (beech) Dimensions: L. of head 24 in.

Pike heads -- myArmoury.com

Pike heads renaissance or medieval spear for war on rhe field They were use for stop knight

Historically, gauntlets were used by soldiers and knights. It was considered an important piece of armour, since the hands and arms were particularly vulnerable in hand-to-hand combat. With the rise of easily reloadable and effective firearms, hand-to-hand combat fell into decline along with personal armour, including gauntlets.

darksword-armory: “ Historically, gauntlets were used by soldiers and knights. It was considered an important piece of armour, since the hands and arms were particularly vulnerable in hand-to-hand.

Visored Sallet Artist/maker unknown, German or Italian, date: 1460. In Philadelphia Museum of Art

Visored Sallet Possibly made in Italy/South Austria, Europe Date: c. steel washers around crown except two at right rear replaced Dimensions: 9 × 9 × 14 inches × × cm) Weight: 10 pounds ounces kg)