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Emmet J. McGauran




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Feb, 2009 11:10 am    Post subject: Some arms displays from York Castle Museum         Reply with quote

I popped down to York today and visited the Castle Museum. It was more for my wife than for myself, so I wasn't expecting to find that much that stood out for me, but there were some interesting displays that I thought might interest you (the last is quite obviously my personal favourite):









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Tim Lison




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Feb, 2009 11:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice photos. Thanks for posting.
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Gabriele A. Pini




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Feb, 2009 11:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

4th photo: it's this some sort of protection? Like a gambeson, or only a dress? I can't distinguish which one...

5th photo: now I am prepared for a stroll in the woods Razz
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PostPosted: Fri 20 Feb, 2009 11:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gabriele A. Pini wrote:
4th photo: it's this some sort of protection? Like a gambeson, or only a dress? I can't distinguish which one...


Looks like a 17th c. buff coat--a defense of very thick leather, popular with light cavalry and sometimes worn with a breast and zischagge helmet.

A nice reproduction of the long-sleeved type just sold in the Marketplace here:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...light=buff

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Randall Moffett




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Feb, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It is a buff from the 17th indeed. In fact likely owned by a fairly important mover and shaker of that period. The sleeves are well padded as well and are of fabric not leather.... I am glad it is out now. Another example of late padded armours. Interesting mix of leather and fabric. Everytime I saw it (which was fairly often) I thought how cool it would be on display. Look very nice out there. A great museum for you 16th and 17th century reenactors. If anyone fits in that group and is in York let me know if you will be stopping by there.

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Emmet J. McGauran




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Feb, 2009 2:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gabriele A. Pini wrote:
4th photo: it's this some sort of protection? Like a gambeson, or only a dress? I can't distinguish which one...


Thanks to the magic of megapixels I've managed to get a fairly servicable close up of the information about the buff coat for you. It confirms what the others have said:



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