Posted: Mon 23 May, 2011 11:56 am Post subject: A Question on Mid to Late 16th century sword carriers
I am looking for extant and/or pictoral evidence of sword carriers other than hangers on soldiers from the period between 1550-1600. For example, I recall reading about the manner that which Landsknechts carried their katzbalgers on their waist was by tying the scabbard to a sash. Was this also used by other nationalities in wearing their sword on their person? So far hangers dominate the civilian side, I was wondering if things were different on the military side.
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guess the girdle and hanger was the standard MOLLE system for the 16th century, was hoping to find a bigger variety. I just have the ability to study the period woodcuts in detail. As far as baldrics go they seemed to be extremely rare in the 16th century.
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