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Ornate 16th-century armour for horse and knight, and typical high saddle. Royal Armoury, Stockholm

Ornate 16th-century armour for horse and knight, and typical high saddle. Royal Armoury, Stockholm

the-wicked-knight:        Ceremonial Plate Armor, 16th century, Arms and Armor Court, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

the-wicked-knight: Ceremonial Plate Armor, 16th century, Arms and Armor Court, the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Armor from the royal workshops at Greenwich, established in 1515 by Henry VIII (reigned 1509–47) to produce armors for himself and his court, the earliest surviving Greenwich garniture, armor made with a series of exchange and reinforcing pieces by which it could be adapted for use in battle and in different forms of the tournament, design of the decoration attributed to the Swiss artist Hans Holbein the Younger (1497–1543), who worked at the English court from 1526 to 1528. Met Museum.

Armor from the royal workshops at Greenwich, established in 1515 by Henry VIII (reigned 1509–47) to produce armors for himself and his court, the earliest surviving Greenwich garniture, armor made with a series of exchange and reinforcing pieces by which it could be adapted for use in battle and in different forms of the tournament, design of the decoration attributed to the Swiss artist Hans Holbein the Younger (1497–1543), who worked at the English court from 1526 to 1528. Met Museum.

Armor of Henry II of France, detail view, ca. 1555, steel, embossed, blued, silvered, and gilt, one of the most elaborate and complete French parade armors, retains much of its original coloring. The surfaces are covered by dense foliate scrolls inhabited by human figures and a variety of fabulous creatures that derive from the Italian grotesque. The crescent moon, one of the badges of Henry II (reigned 1547–59), appears in several places, 53 lb. 4 oz. (24.20 kg), height, 74 in. (187.96 cm).

Armor of Henry II of France, detail view, ca. 1555, steel, embossed, blued, silvered, and gilt, one of the most elaborate and complete French parade armors, retains much of its original coloring. The surfaces are covered by dense foliate scrolls inhabited by human figures and a variety of fabulous creatures that derive from the Italian grotesque. The crescent moon, one of the badges of Henry II (reigned 1547–59), appears in several places, 53 lb. 4 oz. (24.20 kg), height, 74 in. (187.96 cm).

The jousting armor of Dr. Tobias Capwell, scholar and warrior. A unique armour in the English style, circa 1440 - 1460, made of hardened and tempered medium carbon steel with rich gilt ornamentation and gilt chainmail.

The jousting armor of Dr. Tobias Capwell, scholar and warrior. A unique armour in the English style, circa 1440 - 1460, made of hardened and tempered medium carbon steel with rich gilt ornamentation and gilt chainmail.

Hand and a Half Sword, 15th century. European. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 (14.25.1196) | The name of this type of sword refers to the length of its hilt, which allows it to be wielded with one hand or two. #swords

Hand and a Half Sword, 15th century. European. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 (14.25.1196) | The name of this type of sword refers to the length of its hilt, which allows it to be wielded with one hand or two. #swords

German or Swiss Two Handed Sword (Hand & a Half Sword) With Flamberge Blade Circa 1570 .

German or Swiss Two Handed Sword (Hand & a Half Sword) With Flamberge Blade Circa 1570 .