Tiffany & Co. Arms from the Robert M. Lee Collection. See more from the collection here.
Top Photo: Colt Single Action Army Tiffany & Co. Revolver, popularly known as a Third Generation Colt Single Action Army.
Bottom Photo: Smith & Wesson Presentation and Exhibition Frontier Tiffany & Co. Revolver, circa 1892-93.
I’m finding myself increasingly adoring of plate armour. The amount of skill it takes to make something that both protects you from weapons while being flexible and mobile enough to move comfortably is something to be appreciated. Personally, if I was a warrior, I doubt I’d wear anything beyond grieves and gauntlets for the sake of maximum mobility and quietness but I still want a suit.
Tasty reference photos!
- Dated: circa 1530
- Place of Origin: probably Switzerland
- Medium: Iron or steel, leather and cord
- Measurements: Length: 101.5 cm; Width: 3.8 cm; Weight: 1.62 kg
The sword is attributed to Itelhans Thumysen (died 1566). It also features an incised mark that resembles Lyon’s bladesmith being possibly the maker’s mark.
Source: © The Wallace Collection
German Hand-And-A-Half Sword
- Dated: circa 1580
- Culture: Saxon
- Measurements: Length: 125.5 cm / 49.4 inches
With broad double-edged blade, of flattened oval section, inlaid with a latten orb and cross mark within the short fuller on one side of the forte, this sword has a ricasso with incised borders struck with three unidentified maker’s marks on both sides.
The blackened steel hilt comprising conical-shaped pommel, have side-rings and counter guards with straight quillons having spatulate tips and button terminals and shagreen covered grip of tapering oval section covered with leather above the shoulder.
Source: © Peter Finer
- Dated: circa 1600
- Measurements: Length of metal 34 3/8”, overall 90”
The axe head has a sloping concave blade pierced with geometric shapes and a fleur de lis, plus angled beak with thickened point. The spike has a diamond-section of 17” integrally forged side straps with ferrule and separate front and rear reinforcing straps. Features mounted on later octagonal wood shaft with period brass dome-head nails.
Source: © Antique Weapons Store