Shell guards
How early into the 16th century do shell guards go?

thanks for all the help you guys are awsome.
Wait a little before posting such unnecessary posts. Sometimes it takes some time for a person who knows the answer to stumble upon your topic. If you think of stuff like Sinclair hilted sabers and clamshell hilted claymores, I think they appeared only in the later part of the 16th century. Have you looked through articles on "features" here on myArmoury?
Since your not being specific... you find shell guards on hauswehr at least a century or so previous to the 16th... Rapiers, grosse messer, hunting swords can also have shell guards. I would think some early knives might have had them in relation to St. James.
I was thinking of hunting swords, falchions and simple soldier swords. Sorry if I was flip.
specifically in an English context.

Page 1 of 1

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 2003-2006 — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Full-featured Version of the forum