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Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by snidervolley, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. snidervolley

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    Location? Steel? Maker?
     
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  3. snidervolley

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    This picture was taken while we were in the styrian armoury in Graz Austria , it houses 30,000 pieces of medieval arms and armour
     
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    Not sure about the kris pattern blade, but those bucklers look like theyve seen some action.
     
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    The flammberge or flame blade is a classic European pattern.
     
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    As kids my brother and I were dragged through quite a few museums (army brats growing up in Europe among other places...). My all time favorites as a kid were the museums that had lots of armaments - from every era.... That time, for me ended 60 years ago when we returned to the States for the last time...

    Those pics bring back a few memories...
     
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    I suspect many more people would go to museums if they let you play with stuff like that!
     
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    Landsknechtin!
     
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    Did they use those to fight through spears, pikes, sarissas and other pole weapons?
     
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    Pikemen protecting gunners usually. Also useful against cavalry. They also carried a short sword (Katzbalger) for personal combat/defense.
     
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    Would have been 16th-century Germanic landsknechts, I think. Many were flamboyant mercenaries using greatswords including the flamberge to attack ranks of pikemen.
     
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    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan has a great arms & armor section, but you won't be playing with their stuff.
     
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    These fellers here:

    223579-strangesmallr.jpg
     
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    If my S/O smiled like that when she picked up a sword like that, I'd keep a close eye on her.
     
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    I'd pick up one of the other swords...
    And a shield. ;)
     
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    I guess Europe still trusts their citizens, I can't imagine the attorneys for museums here allowing the public free reign with "assault weapons of mass destruction" like that.
     
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    Went to a museum in Scotland a couple years ago. In one of the arms exhibits, they had a landsknecht sword on display with an inscription that translated to "All My Money, Gambled Away..." That one made me smile.
     
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    I wonder how strong that sword is. Looks pretty thin for its length.
     
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  19. snidervolley

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    I get to crawl on and in tanks in Europe
     
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    they are not so big on huge assemblies of tort lawyers outside US
    :(
     
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    And they tell stupid people that they're stupid for getting hurt by their own actions instead of handing them a fat settlement check and apologizing to them. :)

    That is one awesome collection of arms and armor!

    Stay safe.
     
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