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Composite armour and possibly 19C fake components?  The legs seem to be Italian in style while the arms and cuiras are possibly Tyrolian?

Composite armour and possibly fake components? The legs seem to be Italian in style while the arms and cuiras are possibly Tyrolian?

Armor design often mimicked clothing fashions. When long-toed shoes were in vogue, long-toed armor also became fashionable. Unfortunately, such armor was only beneficial while the wearer was mounted. If dismounted, it would be impossible to run from one's enemies. It would be comparable to running while wearing skis.

Armor design often mimicked clothing fashions. When long-toed shoes were in…

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The Milanese Avant Harness from the Kelvin Grove Glasgow. A fine and almost complete mid armour. The barbute helmet is possibly not part of the original harness.

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