Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Question regarding the leather lining under the faulds Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Edward Lee




Location: New York
Joined: 05 Jul 2013

Posts: 313

PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr, 2015 2:05 pm    Post subject: Question regarding the leather lining under the faulds         Reply with quote

Hi

I have a question regarding the leather lining under the armor faulds. I saw some examples of the faulds on certain breastplates with these leather lining, and some without, and some has more than one leather lining. What is the purpose of such design? How does this affect the faulds in anyway?



Thanks



 Attachment: 120.23 KB
[ Download ]
View user's profile Send private message
Gregory J. Liebau




Location: Dinuba, CA
Joined: 27 Nov 2004

Posts: 669

PostPosted: Mon 20 Apr, 2015 6:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Edward,

If the "lining" in question is the leather tabs that can be seen in the photo you've posted, then that actually isn't lining. It's a strap and that one has been cut up. The insides of faulds were typically articulated using a series of leather straps mounted on the inside that allowed the faulds to have a bit of flexibility - as opposed to having the pieces riveted tightly together, essentially forming them into a solid surface.

See below for an extreme example from the late 16th century, and one that makes the need for articulation rather obvious... This particular piece also exhibits another form of articulated motion along the outer edge. These are sliding rivets, peened loosely and preserving free-motion in slotted holes. The two methods were often used in conjunction, but the leather strapping was far more common (especially prior to the mid-16th century). Cheers!

-Gregory

View user's profile Send private message
Edward Lee




Location: New York
Joined: 05 Jul 2013

Posts: 313

PostPosted: Tue 21 Apr, 2015 6:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply.
View user's profile Send private message


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Question regarding the leather lining under the faulds
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 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum