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Alberto P.





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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jun, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: need info: swiss helmets         Reply with quote

I need information and photos of the 1510/1520 Swiss helmets, in particular similar to those in drawing taken from osprey


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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jun, 2010 4:41 pm    Post subject: Re: need info: swiss helmets         Reply with quote

Alberto P. wrote:
I need information and photos of the 1510/1520 Swiss helmets, in particular similar to those in drawing taken from osprey


Those are burgonets. We have an entire spotlight article on them: http://www.myArmoury.com/feature_spot_burgonet.html

Here's a thread that deals with early examples: http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=10271

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Alberto P.





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PostPosted: Thu 03 Jun, 2010 11:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I know that is similar to burgonets, the problem is the time, I need to find a helmet Swiss 1510/1520
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Martin Fischer




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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jun, 2010 1:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi,

try this - it's the biggest collection of contemporary drawings and woodcuts of Landknechts, I know:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=se...3&y=19

... here you can find tons of material, too:

http://hss.ulb.uni-bonn.de:90/2003/0285/0285.pdf

... and here's a link to an armourer, who is specialized in making very fine replicas of armour from the early 16th century:

http://plattner-siefert.de/

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Martin
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Alberto P.





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PostPosted: Fri 04 Jun, 2010 5:11 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thanks for the information!

I was hoping someone would show me pictures of original or museum replica
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Daniel Staberg




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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jun, 2010 5:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alberto,
There is really no such thing as a "Swiss" helmet in the period you ask about (1510-1520), the armour worn by the Swiss mercenaries (if any) would be from one of two major sources. Either North Italian or South German which were the two major areas were armour was mass produced and then sold all over Europe.

Helmets in use would be either the last form of the sallet (schaller)or the newly introduced Burgonet (Sturmhaube), the later was also known as a "Casquetel" in it's early North Italian form

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