- Dated: unknown
- Culture: European
- Medium: steel, leather, gold
O’zapft is - Today began the annual Oktoberfest in Munich. The 16-day festival is attributed to the celebrations in honor of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, to Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. The fields were named Theresienwiese (“Theresa’s meadow”) in honor of the Crown Princess.
- Dated: 16th century
- Culture: North European
- Measurements: overall lenght 106cm; handle lenght 14cm
The handle of the sword is comprised of a steel wrap and has a tulip shaped pommel while the quillons have an interesting feature with snake heads and a guard of flattened steel which curves down. The ricasso has the maker’s mark and is fitted with a tapering blade of diamond section.
Undress a templar.
I believe it’s from an Osprey book about Knights Templar. My husband has a localised edition.
That’s from Osprey’s “Knight Templar 1120-1312”
These are two plates combined ( at least at the copy I have)
The half at the left is titled “Knight Templar of around 1170”
Here’s the info about it:
The half at right is “The equipment carried by Templars, according to the Order’s statutes recorded in 1165
Here more details about it:
Plates by Wayne Reynolds
Curved, single -and false-edged blade, wide fuller, featuring remains of blueing (in patina), with gilt engravings at the forte, atrophy surmounting a cartouche with motto “Vivat Husar”, the effigy of a Hussar on horseback and remains of other engravings at the base, with remains of gilding; brass hilt, elongated and ribbed langets, straight parry quillon, grooved guard; long, smooth and outlined cap; checkered and outlined, ebony grip. Brass scabbard with two rings.
English and Scotch Soldiers/Soldats Anglais et Escosais.
Private Men of the 95th Rifles, 71st Highlanders, and a corporal of the 42nd Highlanders, c. 1815. Artist Unknown.