Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > How fast was he going?? Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Nate C.




Location: Palo Alto, CA
Joined: 13 Jun 2004

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 301

PostPosted: Fri 23 Jul, 2004 8:47 pm    Post subject: How fast was he going??         Reply with quote

I know the answer to this question has to be simple, but I've gotta ask anyway.

What on earth is that goofy looking skirt thing?!?! WTF?! Eek! WTF?!
It looks like the good king Henry VIII was going too fast, lost control, and vaulted through time and an old sheet metal shack. Laughing Out Loud Either that or they found Hawaii earlier than I thought Big Grin .



Henry VIII, Milanese armor, 1514 (from Therion Arms website)

Nate C.

Sapere Aude
"If you are going to kill the man, at least give him a decent salute." - A. Blansitt

If they ever come up with a Swashbuckling School, I think one of the courses should be Laughing, then Jumping Off Something. --Jack Handy
View user's profile Send private message
Allan Senefelder
Industry Professional



Location: Upstate NY
Joined: 18 Oct 2003

Posts: 1,563

PostPosted: Fri 23 Jul, 2004 10:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nate its callet a tonlet . It was fashionable in the first third of the 16th century and simply mimicked the civilian fashion of the day ( if you look at period illustarions you'll notice the fabric garments look like this ) . The center of the metal skirting could be removed ( held in place by sneck hooks ) if the user was going to be on horse back . The style was also called
armour with bases ( refering to its correlary in civilain fashion ) .
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
David Quivey




Location: Davis, California
Joined: 01 Oct 2003
Reading list: 21 books

Posts: 79

PostPosted: Sat 24 Jul, 2004 8:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

once again, period armour emulates (and with success!) period fashion, much to the amusment of us modern folks Big Grin
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Matthew Kelty





Joined: 22 Jun 2004
Reading list: 61 books

Posts: 164

PostPosted: Sat 24 Jul, 2004 10:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In case there are any aspiring Fashionistas out there, the name of the garment this Armor emulates is a Woffenroch (Voff-en-rock), it's a German War Coat. It found it's way into fashion from the German Landsknechts, many of which found employment with Henry. You'll also find Italian Zimarra's with a similar skirt arrangement, and they slid out of fashion by the 1540's or so.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Ruel A. Macaraeg





Joined: 25 Aug 2003

Posts: 306

PostPosted: Sun 25 Jul, 2004 3:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Matthew; I actually write a fashion column, so that's good to know. Wink Woffenroch would apparently be Waffenrock lit. 'weapon/war skirt' in modern German.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > How fast was he going??
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 2003-2019 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum