Category: armor

victoriansword: Indian armor, khula-khud (h…

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Indian armor, khula-khud (helmet), char aina (curaiss), dastana (vambrace/arm guard), dhal (shield), a traditional Sikh warrior outfit from the nearly 80 historical artefacts on display in central London at the world’s first major exhibition on the Golden Temple of Amritsar, north India. A full-sized mannequin of a Sikh warrior dressed in the way a high-ranking warrior would have been at the height of the Sikh Empire, head to foot in original, ornate, gold body armour and weaponry.

victoriansword: Egyptian cuirassiers and thei…

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Egyptian cuirassiers and their armour

Egyptian (Ottoman) Khedive Guard’s cuirass and helmet, early mid to late 1800s. Muhammad Ali Pasha was an Albanian commander in the Ottoman army who became Wāli, and self-declared Khedive of Egypt and Sudan. The Khedive’s Army of Egypt (The Turkish Egyptian Army), was part of the Ottoman Imperial Army until the outbreak of war in August 1914, using the same ranks, training, and similar uniforms.

Muhammad Ali Pasha had his own ambitions that were often at odds with the 

Sublime Porte. The arms and armour of his armies were inspired by French styles. 

Armor of constable Anne de Montmorency, mid 16…

Armor of constable Anne de Montmorency, mid 16th century.

from Musee l’Armee

Blackened three quarter armor from France, cir…

Blackened three quarter armor from France, circa 1640.

from The Wallace Collection

victoriansword: French “Pistolet d’arçon mo…

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French “Pistolet d’arçon modèle 1822 T Bis”, Model 1854 Cuirassier Officer’s Sword, and a cuirassier’s breastplate, 19th Century.

A set of field armor crafted by Anton Peffenha…

A set of field armor crafted by Anton Peffenhauser of Augsburg, Germany, circa 1580.

from The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Linen eyelet armor for hunting dogs, 17th cent…

Linen eyelet armor for hunting dogs, 17th century.

Etched German waiscoat corselet from Cologne, …

Etched German waiscoat corselet from Cologne, dated 1571.

from The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Gold decorated khula khud, India, circa 1700. …

Gold decorated khula khud, India, circa 1700.
from Czerny’s International Auction House

Embossed parade shield crafted by Sigmond Jörg…

Embossed parade shield crafted by Sigmond Jörg of Augsburg, Germany, 1552.

from the Victoria & Albert Museum