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Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« on: 2015-10-19, 21:00:30 »
Getnlemen:

what is your favorite knight in armour ensemble from 1066 - 1546, both aesthetically and functionally? Please share a picture, if you are able.
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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #1 on: 2015-10-20, 03:02:21 »
Getnlemen:

what is your favorite knight in armour ensemble from 1066 - 1546, both aesthetically and functionally? Please share a picture, if you are able.

Mid to late fourteenth century English / French transitional armour is my absolute favorite.

The effigy of Sir Philip de Peletoot, dated to approximately 1361, is a good example.  (Plus he’s got a really cool surname!)
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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #2 on: 2015-10-20, 17:15:25 »
Without a doubt, late 15th century German Gothic fluted armor
http://imgur.com/4K2Tk6N
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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #3 on: 2015-10-20, 17:29:05 »
Without a doubt, late 15th century German Gothic fluted armor
http://imgur.com/4K2Tk6N

Ditto. By far my all-time favorite.

Recently, I've also grown fond of the transitional stuff seen around the turn of the 13th/14th centuries—when they were starting to experiment with more plate armor. I find the evolution of it fascinating.
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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #4 on: 2015-10-27, 03:10:45 »
What & who am I fighting?
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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #5 on: 2015-10-28, 19:05:30 »
My favorite of all time is cap-a-pied maille hauberk w/integral coif and mittens, maille chausses; always been a fan of the Templars and warriors of the early Crusades.  With that said, maille is getting better at least in terms of fit and customization but as anyone may tell you- plate bits are where its at.  So, as I'm slowly making my way into the 14th Century, here is the effigy I'm going to aim for a resemblance to Gunther von Schwarzburg, 1349, Germany, (but with a slightly earlier coat of plates a la Otto von Orlamunde, also of Germany, 1340):

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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #6 on: 2015-10-29, 16:50:58 »
Milanese is pretty magical :)

But I think Id go with Maximillian.
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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #7 on: 2015-10-31, 06:11:52 »
Dr Tobias Capwell's black harness (that he sold! :( )

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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #8 on: 2015-11-01, 06:12:56 »
I'm going to change my answer to "a kit where I get to use this helm": http://clang.adkinssoftware.com/hist%20helm/klap%2001.html

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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #9 on: 2015-11-08, 01:34:30 »
1358 England

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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #10 on: 2015-11-09, 15:46:05 »
Dr Tobias Capwell's black harness (that he sold! :( )



Ugh, why didn't I mention that one- that's like the ultimate, I'd never be able to afford that w/out selling a major organ dream harness.  Who was the lucky *expletive*?  :)
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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #11 on: 2015-11-11, 16:15:47 »
I've always been partial to late 14C/early 15C English, but early crusades are great too.
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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #12 on: 2015-12-17, 02:44:34 »
I totally agree Jon, I love 1100 to 1450( at the latest) and those effiges are wonderful examples of Armor within that time frame!! I perfer the first example as I loveeee the 14th ct but the Henry V era was special and great armor came out of it. So I love both
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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #13 on: 2015-12-19, 22:23:34 »
Dr Tobias Capwell's black harness (that he sold! :( )



Ugh, why didn't I mention that one- that's like the ultimate, I'd never be able to afford that w/out selling a major organ dream harness.  Who was the lucky *expletive*?  :)

Second hand info, but I've heard it was sold to a private collector in Mexico (or New Mexico?). But the blackening was all removed, and it is not available for public viewing.

And you can't buy one ever again, because MacPherson made it. However, it *is* featured over a number of pages in Dr Tobias Capwell's new English Armor 1400-1450 book, so we can drool over it there.
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Re: Your Ideal Armour 1066 - 1546
« Reply #14 on: 2016-04-19, 02:22:47 »
Alright Gentleman, here is my ideal harness. 

circa 1480-85




http://illusionarmoring.com/hgoth.html
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