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Title Munition gorget
Nationality German
Period c 1530-80
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This typical Landsknecht item would have been worn by Spanish, German and Swiss infantry throughout the middle years of the 16th century with a half armour (ie breast, back, tassets, burgonet, arm defences and gauntlets). Importantly, there is a reasonably clear Nuremberg armourer's mark on the face of the gorget at lower left.

It measures 5.75" high and nearly 12" across. There are striations throughout, always a good sign on munition pieces! There is a modern patch at the neck on the right, with a short 1.75" of replacement rolled edge and a modern patch to the left of the lower facing plate. It has been re-leathered with black calf. The interior has been lacquered black over an old russet finish.

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


[Militaria : Armour : German : 16th Century]

testimonials

Just to let you know the gun came this morning. Just as described. Lovely little piece. Would just like to thank you for all the help.

C C, UK, 23.12.2009

Bayonet arrived safe + sound this AM Sat. Special delivery excellent again. Worth the few extra bob. To be honest it was better than I dared hope. I usually avoid polished bits like the plague!! Your price was a bit fierce!! - but a great marking I lacked... Please email me anytime you have anything that might be of interest.

C W, UK, 09.09.2006

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