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Postby admin » 09 Aug 2006 13:42

http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/gallery2/main.php

Submissions of photos from events or historical artwork and arms and armour welcome!
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Postby scholadays » 09 Aug 2006 21:57

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Postby admin » 09 Aug 2006 23:54

Wahay! You got a pic of the sword-pollaxe in the British Museum! Cool!
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Postby J Marwood » 10 Aug 2006 00:21

I love that weapon.

Hmm - I wonder who could make a decent one...
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Postby scholadays » 10 Aug 2006 09:01

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Postby admin » 10 Aug 2006 10:36

Thanks Gordon - that shield is shown in loads of books, but nobody seems to mention that it is weird.. It's almost the length of a footman's pavise, yet it has a lance notch.. so what was it used for? Curious.
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Postby Paul » 10 Aug 2006 11:19

admin wrote:Thanks Gordon - that shield is shown in loads of books, but nobody seems to mention that it is weird.. It's almost the length of a footman's pavise, yet it has a lance notch.. so what was it used for? Curious.


Don't know... Perhaps to rest the crossbow on? It would protect your head a bit while shooting.

According to Nathan Robinson on MyArmoury, it's Flemish, circa 1475.
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Postby admin » 10 Aug 2006 11:37

It's not for standing on the ground - for a start it is pointed, so would fall over, and it doesn't have the mountings for a stand behind. That's definitely a lance notch.
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Postby Fab » 10 Aug 2006 11:53

Methinks it could rather be a fancy 'parade' shield - something you'd bear for instance before a tournament/pas d'armes, which is quite consistent with the knight kneeling before a lady with death lurking behind and apoleaxe on the ground...
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Postby Paul » 10 Aug 2006 12:00

Have you seen the back?

Maybe the point could be driven into the ground?

Just speculating...

There's a somewhat similar one with Burgundian colours in Delft:
http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic ... c&start=20

http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/download.php?id=3814

Although the "hole" could just be damage here. It seems to be a battlefield shield though.

Btw, shouldn't this be split into a new thread in historical arms?
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Postby scholadays » 10 Aug 2006 14:33

admin wrote:Thanks Gordon - that shield is shown in loads of books, but nobody seems to mention that it is weird.. It's almost the length of a footman's pavise, yet it has a lance notch.. so what was it used for? Curious.

I simply thought it was pretty.

Like the firearm- 'No, I do not wish to be mugged thank you very much, and I have this fine handheld mortar to emphasise my point'.
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Postby Knife Thrower » 08 Jun 2009 10:21

Thats a brilliant one of Gavin :)
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