Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Warhammer suspension Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
W. Schütz
Industry Professional



Location: Sweden
Joined: 19 Dec 2005

Posts: 363

PostPosted: Thu 30 Apr, 2009 1:43 am    Post subject: Warhammer suspension         Reply with quote

Trying to locate some means of suspending a warhammer i made for a friend. Horsemens hammers or warhammers usually show up held or 'swung' in the arts, so if anyone has any period (~1400-1500) depictions of a warhammer being suspended to the person/belt/etc id be greatful if you would be so kind as to post em here.


 Attachment: 87.57 KB
hammare.bälte.jpg


Gentes scitote,
vicine sive remote,
quod claret Suecia
plebeque militia.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Etienne Hamel




Location: Granby (QC) canada
Joined: 09 Sep 2006

Posts: 433

PostPosted: Thu 30 Apr, 2009 8:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

maybe a thing like that would do! (sorry if its french language but its only for the picture Wink )
http://www.imaginaire.com/indexv2.jsp?url=/li...;langue=fr
View user's profile Send private message
Sean Flynt
myArmoury Team


myArmoury Team

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Joined: 21 Aug 2003
Likes: 10 pages
Reading list: 13 books

Spotlight topics: 7
Posts: 5,934

PostPosted: Thu 30 Apr, 2009 9:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The ring or loop solution appears to have been common in Germany/Austria in the late 15th and early 16th c. You see it in that image from IMAREAL and in Dürer as well. Long-hafted hammers were common in this culture/period, too. Those are the length of a walking cane, and often shown held that way, hand on the head, hammer face forward, iron-shod foot on the ground. Search the IMAREAL site for "streithammer" and "hammer" and you'll get some good ideas (you'll get hundreds of images, so be sure to let the page load before viewing any--otherwise the page will have to reload every time you view one).

http://www.imareal.oeaw.ac.at/realonline/

-Sean

"Everywhere I have searched for peace and nowhere found it, except in a corner with a book"- Thomas a Kempis (d. 1471)
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Mick Czerep




Location: Poland
Joined: 30 May 2007

Posts: 59

PostPosted: Thu 30 Apr, 2009 10:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Or just open the images in new tabs/windows. Imareal is a fantastic resource, I'd like to encourage everyone to take a look there.
Sordes ocurrit
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
W. Schütz
Industry Professional



Location: Sweden
Joined: 19 Dec 2005

Posts: 363

PostPosted: Thu 30 Apr, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Im ofcourse already all too familiar with imareal, many hours "lost" searching for odd stuff..;) As you can see the attached image is from there, but this is the only one i could find of a suspended warhammer there and in my archives. So if anyone has come across artwork with worn warhammers feel free to guide me in the right direction.
Gentes scitote,
vicine sive remote,
quod claret Suecia
plebeque militia.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Warhammer suspension
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2020 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum