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Kristoffer K





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PostPosted: Wed 04 Dec, 2013 3:08 pm    Post subject: Please help identifying this armour         Reply with quote

Hello guys

I would greatly appreciate any help describing / naming the armour this "sleeping soldier" is wearing. It would be really great to know, if I'm on the right track.. Happy

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13973564@N07/1638004384

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13973564@N07/1638000860

http://www.flickr.com/photos/13973564@N07/1637120935

The helmet looks like a pretty standard Eisenhut from mid 14th Century Germany.

His body armour is hidden (my guess is a Coat of Plates)

Same with his shoulder defense (my guess is a simple cup semilar to the Visby findings)

His rerebrace looks like an anatomic piece of plate armour

His greaves looks like a pair of anatomic pieces of plate armour semilar to so called bazubands

His knees seem to be protected by a floating knee cup

And finally he appears to be wearing half or full greaves

Would you agree with this? Otherwise please correct me if I am wrong.. Happy

Thank your for taking time to read this.

Best regards
Kristoffer
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Mark Shier
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Dec, 2013 5:15 pm    Post subject: Rerebrace         Reply with quote

The rerebraces look like unadorned versions of the leather one in the British Museum.
http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/collect...ctid=47551

Mark

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Mart Shearer




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PostPosted: Wed 04 Dec, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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His greaves (Do you mean vambraces?) looks like a pair of anatomic pieces of plate armour semilar to so called bazubands

His knees seem to be protected by a floating knee cup

And finally he appears to be wearing half or full greaves


The leg armor might be a simple gamboised cuisse on the thigh worn over hosen. I'm not seeing any division, laces, or hinges on the "greaves".

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Kristoffer K





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PostPosted: Wed 04 Dec, 2013 11:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you for your input. Happy

The rerebrace could in fact be of semilar design in leather.

I did indeed mean vambraces.. Happy Do you think the bazubands in fact may also be made of leather?

I think you are right regarding the leg armour. It is pretty clear his comrade to his left is wearing half greaves and floating knee cups..

I was hoping these to be plate armour, since I was considering ordering a reconstruction for bohurt fighting..
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Timm Radt




Location: Germany
Joined: 12 Sep 2011

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Dec, 2013 3:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi together,

I just like to inform you that the sculpture is part of the Holy Sepulchre inside Freiburg Cathedral in Southwest Germany. It is dated around 1350.

Take a look here:

http://www.flickriver.com/photos/roelipilami/tags/freiburg/

Cheers, Timm
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