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Michael Curl




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PostPosted: Wed 20 May, 2009 12:52 pm    Post subject: Questions regarding Type XVIII and armour chronology         Reply with quote

Hello all, just a few questions for you.

Firstly does a hollow-ground style of blade (which I thought was often on XVIII) make half-swording more difficult in anyway.

And secondly, does anyone know a good on-line source that can help educate me on the evolution of armour (from dark ages to 16th century) because I cant just look at a piece and know when it was made, thank you.

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Lafayette C Curtis




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PostPosted: Sat 23 May, 2009 2:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hmm...a comprehensive online source about the evolution of armor? There's Guy Laking's book over at the Internet Archive:

http://www.archive.org/details/recordofeuropean01lakiuoft

http://www.archive.org/details/recordofeuropean02lakiuoft

http://www.archive.org/details/recordofeuropean03lakiuoft

http://www.archive.org/details/recordofeuropean04lakiuoft

http://www.archive.org/details/recordofeuropean05lakiuoft

It's a bit dated, though, and you should make sure to ask around here in order to vaccinate yourself from some of Laking's weirder ideas (particularly about the variants of mail).
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PostPosted: Sat 23 May, 2009 5:38 am    Post subject: Re: Questions regarding Type XVIII and armour chronology         Reply with quote

Michael Curl wrote:
And secondly, does anyone know a good on-line source that can help educate me on the evolution of armour (from dark ages to 16th century) because I cant just look at a piece and know when it was made, thank you.


Michael,
While we have a few Anatomy of Armour articles on our Features page, they don't cover every period (yet). I haven't stumbled across the kind of course you're looking for online, because I don't believe it's possible to get anything more than a super-basic summary in an online format.

I'd suggest you spend your time (and a little money) on some good books on the subject. The Edge/Paddock Arms & Armour of the Medieval Knight is a good start. Claude Blair's European Armour is another.

You could also study sites like gothiceye.com which show monumental brasses and effigies. You don't get text explaining what you're seeing, but you can see a lot of how armour developed by looking at those.

Happy

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Randall Moffett




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PostPosted: Sat 23 May, 2009 6:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'd push Blair over any that I know of. He is heads and shoudlers above the rest.

I think Chad has where you really will start to get a good feel for armour change by looking into primary evidence though.

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