Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by snidervolley, Jul 5, 2020.
Location? Steel? Maker?
This picture was taken while we were in the styrian armoury in Graz Austria , it houses 30,000 pieces of medieval arms and armour
Not sure about the kris pattern blade, but those bucklers look like theyve seen some action.
The flammberge or flame blade is a classic European pattern.
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...
I suspect many more people would go to museums if they let you play with stuff like that!
Did they use those to fight through spears, pikes, sarissas and other pole weapons?
Pikemen protecting gunners usually. Also useful against cavalry. They also carried a short sword (Katzbalger) for personal combat/defense.
Would have been 16th-century Germanic landsknechts, I think. Many were flamboyant mercenaries using greatswords including the flamberge to attack ranks of pikemen.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan has a great arms & armor section, but you won't be playing with their stuff.
These fellers here:
If my S/O smiled like that when she picked up a sword like that, I'd keep a close eye on her.
I'd pick up one of the other swords...
And a shield.
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.
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.
I wonder how strong that sword is. Looks pretty thin for its length.
I get to crawl on and in tanks in Europe
hey looks like my friends !
they are not so big on huge assemblies of tort lawyers outside US
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!
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