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Ryan S.




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PostPosted: Wed 27 Apr, 2022 5:23 am    Post subject: The most suprising combination weapon..         Reply with quote

There is a mace in the Armory in Dresden that also has a secret secondary function. If you screw off the mace head, it holds a pepper grinder. https://skd-online-collection.skd.museum/Details/Index/288275
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PostPosted: Wed 27 Apr, 2022 2:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It makes more sense when you realise how expensive pepper was at the time. When the Dutch and Portuguese had a stranglehold over the trade, pepper was worth more than gold.
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Ryan S.




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PostPosted: Sat 14 May, 2022 4:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I wouldn't expect gold inside a mace, either. I assume the idea behind the mace, is that it is a novelty. Maybe even the joke was that it was unexpected. I believe that maces werenīt usually in the dinning room, but maybe there was some Kammerherr who carried a mace. It could have also been used to hide the valuable pepper, but that doesn't seem like Augustís style.
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