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Indian (Deccan, probably Bijapur) turban helmet, 17th century, steel, copper alloy, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The helmet is shaped in the form of a cloth turban. A steel plaque riveted at the top is inscribed in Arabic: "There is no hero like Ali and no sword like dhu'l-faqar." This refers to the son-in-law and cousin of the Prophet Muhammad and to the Prophet's sword, which he gave to Ali.

Indian (Deccan, probably Bijapur) turban helmet, century, steel, copper…

A complete Khevsur armor including a handwoven gambeson, a riveted mail misiurka-type helmet, a butted mail shirt, a pair of hand forged steel arm guards. A fine cross-belt mounted with hammered silver plaques, a large kindjal dagger, a distinctive khmali sword, a miquelet pistol, a leather bandoleer with powder tubes with a horn priming flask, a nagaika crop, a typical Khevsur shield, a pair of original rawhide shoes. late 17th-late 19th century.

A complete Khevsur armor including a handwoven gambeson, a riveted mail…

Indian (sind) armor late 18th–early 19th century. Steel, brass. Helmet, shirt, trousers, dastana (arm guards), boots. This distinctive armor, constructed of mail and steel plates decorated with embossed brass plaques, is thought to come from Sind, now a province of Southern Pakistan. The region was ruled by Mirs of the Talpur family from 1783 until 1843, when it was taken over by the British. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Armadura - India (Sind) - C 1800 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Spanish Medieval Knight Suit of Armor of the 16th Century   by Marto of Toledo Spain

Spanish Medieval Knight Suit of Armor of the Century by Marto of Toledo Spain. It reminds me of my family history and where my last name comes from.

Indo-Persian turban helmet, late 15th century, Persian, Caucasian, or Anatolian, St Irene (Ottoman) arsenal mark, steel, silver, copper alloy, H. including mail 22 in. (55.9 cm); H. excluding mail 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm); Wt. excluding mail 3 lb. 9 oz. (1616 g), Met Museum. Retains the alternating solid and round riveted mail aventail that protected the lower half of the face and neck.

Indo-Persian turban helmet, late 15th century, Persian, Caucasian, or Anatolian, St Irene (Ottoman) arsenal mark, steel, silver, copper alloy, H. including mail 22 in. (55.9 cm); H. excluding mail 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm); Wt. excluding mail 3 lb. 9 oz. (1616 g), Met Museum. Retains the alternating solid and round riveted mail aventail that protected the lower half of the face and neck.

Eugen Sandow: looks a bit funny with those moustache, but he's been incredibly fit. Most important he is known as a "father" of modern bodybuilding and he was born in Poland (1867 Królewiec)

The man with the perfect body

Eugen Sandow: looks a bit funny with does moustache, but he's been incredibly fit. Most important he is known as a "father" of modern bodybuilding and he was born in Poland Królewiec)

Ottoman dagger, 18th century, jade, steel, gold, copper, shagreen, gemstone,  L. with sheath 14 5/16 in. (36.4 cm); L. without sheath 13 5/16 in. (33.8 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Wt. 9.1 oz. (258 g); Wt. of sheath 3.7 oz. (104.9 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Ottoman dagger, 18th century, jade, steel, gold, copper, shagreen, gemstone, L. with sheath 14 5/16 in. (36.4 cm); L. without sheath 13 5/16 in. (33.8 cm); W. 2 1/2 in. (6.4 cm); Wt. 9.1 oz. (258 g); Wt. of sheath 3.7 oz. (104.9 g), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

The Reenactor's Porn

The Petulant Prince Edward of Lancaster, Prince of Wales at Tewkesbury. Tradition has it he was ruthlessly slain by the Duke of Clarence as he tried to flee the field; others say he was brought before Edward IV and summarily executed.

Indian zulfiqar / zulfikar (split tip) sword with tulwar hilt, 18th century, steel, silver, L. 34 in. (86.4 cm), Met Museum, Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935.

Indian zulfiqa (split tip) sword with tulwar hilt, century, steel, silver…

Ankus (Elephant Goad) (17th Century Indian Weapon) (Bequest of George C. Stone, Met Museum) | Steel, brass, L. 16 in. (40.6 cm)

Ankus (Elephant Goad) Century CE Indian Weapon) (Bequest of George C.

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