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Title London Armourer's Company Harquebusier's breastplate
Nationality English
Period c 1650
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This would have been worn over a stout buff leather coat, together with a backplate and 'lobster pot' helmet, by the cavalry of both sides in the English Civil War 1643-53. Only the breastplate and helmet skull were shot proof. This is marked with the helmeted 'A' of the London Armourer's Company and the cross of St. George.(Parliament's army).

It weighs approximately 4 kilos. The whole piece is covered in old varnish, a very thick finish, especially on the front. I have removed a small patch of this under the neck to reveal the armourer's marks.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Armour : English : 17th Century]

testimonials

Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

Got the sword today and I'm very happy with it.

P J, UK, 12.02.2010

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