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Full Armour 1470

A late 15th c. full armour in the German style based on a wooden statue of St. Florian made by Michael Pacher as part of a parish church altarpiece. Salade of typical long tailed form with half visor. Bevor with a single falling lame at the top. Two piece breast and back with the lower plates rising to characteristic gothic points. Breast flutes and cusped edge treatments mimicing the statue. The breast and back carry a fauld and cullet, the fauld with a pair of tassets. A pair of symmetric pauldrons with besagues at the front, floating elbows and closed vambraces. Gauntlets with pointed cuffs, wrist lame, metacarpal of one small and one large plate, bluntly pointed knuckes, and individual finger and thumb with knuckle gadlings. All parts with characteristic fluting. Many details like the borders of the upper and lower poleyne plates, lower breastplate border, knee wing fluting and style of hinges specifically copied from the St. Florian statue. Some elements simplified (like the besagues) and others interpreted since they don't appear on the statue (like the bevor and salade). The armour was made for the Frazier International History Museum in Louisville, KY. This armour was built for their historical interpreters to use in arming the knight and longsword and pollaxe combat demonstrations. It was custom tailored for one of the interpreters, Tony Dingman. When it was made Tony was app. 6' tall and had a 38 inch chest. Made in 2007 by Jeffrey Hedgecock. Hardened and tempered 1050 steel. This and the other armour from the Frazier (R-42) were deacessioned after a change in focus. Sometime before the armour was purchased the sollerets were lost. Other obvious damage from its time at the Frazier include a bent terminal on one poleyne lame, the tip broken off of the other one and the thumb is lost from the left gauntlet where the thumb side of the hinge tore off. The stand used by the Frazier to display this armour was included with the purchase.

Weights: Salade 6 pounds 1 ounce (2750g), Bevor 1 pound 11.2 ounces (775g), Breastplate with fauld and 4 tassets 8 pounds 2.4 ounces (3690g), Backplate and cullet 5 pounds 1.6 ounces (2310g), Left arm 4 pounds 8.8 ounces (2070g), right arm 4 pounds 8.4 ounces (2055g), left gauntlet 1 pound 4.2 ounces - missing thumb - (570g), right gauntlet 1 pound 6.6 ounces (640g), right cuisse 3 pounds 14 ounces (1765g), left cuisse 3 pounds 14 ounces (1765g), left greave 2 pounds 4.6 ounces (1035g), right greave 2 pounds 5.4 ounces (1065g), mail collar 1 pound 7.6 ounces (670g), mail skirt 4 pounds 0.2 ounces (1820g). All weights as worn with straps, buckles and in the case of the helmet and bevor the linings and the gauntlets the gloves. one thumb, one terminal fleur and sollerets missing. In its current state the plate is 45 pounds 2.7 ounces (20490g) mail 5 pounds 7.9 ounces(2490g)


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