Latest News


"Mitten" Gauntlet

"Mitten" Gauntlet

late 15th–early 16th century steel 28cm L x 11cm cuff diameter; 12 oz (weight) The John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection   Steel, for left hand. Short tubular cuff with plain, turned edge. Wrist end of cuff with buckle-...


Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) Marshal of Lithuania

Shaffron (Horse's Head Defense) Marshal of Lithuania

Armorer: Kunz Lochner (German, Nuremberg, 1510–1567) Date: ca. 1555; probably repainted and eye guards restored later Geography: Nuremberg Culture: German, Nuremberg Medium: Steel, brass, gold, paint ...


14th Century Armoured Horseman

14th Century Armoured Horseman

The horseman is completely clad in mail armour with a steel skull cap on his head. He wears a sleeveless robe on top which is close fitting around the chest and is girded very high in the waste. The rich folds suggest a very wide skirt, much like ...


Horse Armor Made for Johann Ernst, Duke of Saxony-Coburg (1521–1553)

Horse Armor Made for Johann Ernst, Duke of Saxony-Coburg (1521–1553)

Armorer: Kunz Lochner (German, Nuremberg, 1510–1567) Date: dated 1548 Geography: Nuremberg Culture: German, Nuremberg Medium: Steel, leather, copper alloy, textile Dimensions: Wt. including s...


Multi-Plate Helmet

Multi-Plate Helmet

Date: possibly 14th–16th century Culture: Mongolian or Tibetan Medium: Iron, silver, gold, brass or copper alloy Dimensions: H. 6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm); W. 9 1/4 in. (23.5 cm); D. 10 5/8 in. (27 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 9.7...


Indian  Zaghnal (war hammer)

Indian Zaghnal (war hammer)

18th–19th century. Steel and silver with traces of gilding 57.2 × 23.5 cm (22 1/2 × 9 1/4 in.), 1 lb, 12 oz (weight) The John Woodman Higgins Armory Collection Circular section steel shaft of 3 centrally bolted stages...


Infantry Shield (Pavise)

Infantry Shield (Pavise)

Date: ca. 1450 Geography: possibly Chomutov Culture: Bohemian, possibly Chomutov (now Czech Republic) Medium: Wood, leather, gesso, silver foil, polychromy Dimensions: H. 42 1/2 in. (107.95 cm); W. 20 1/2 i...


Helmet with Aventail

Helmet with Aventail

Date: late 15th–16th century Culture: Turkish, in the style of Turkman armor Medium: Steel, iron, silver, copper alloy Dimensions: H. including mail 22 in. (55.9 cm); H. excluding mail 13 5/8 in. (34.6 cm); Di...


Islamic Arms and Armor

Islamic Arms and Armor

Since its emergence in seventh-century Arabia, the religion of Islam spread rapidly, by swift military conquest and by conversion, throughout the Middle East and North Africa. During the eighth century, large parts of India were Islamized, while M...


Armor for field and tilt, of Count Franz von Teuffenbach (1516-1578)

Armor for field and tilt, of Count Franz von Teuffenbach (1516-1578)

Armor for field and tilt, of Count Franz von Teuffenbach (1516-1578) Stefan Rormoser of Innsbruck (Austrian, active 1554-1565 ) 1554 steel, brass and lampblack with modern leather 181.6 x 78 cm (71 1/2 x 30 11/16 in.); weight: 57 lb. 5 oz....


Kalkan (one-handed shield)

Kalkan (one-handed shield)

Kalkan (one-handed shield) Turkish 1800s wood, textile, leather and brass The John Woodman Higgins Collection 2014.86 These arms are typical of a mounted warrior in the "Sudanic" region of Africa (the belt of grasslands jus...


Fashion in European Armor, 1600–1700

Fashion in European Armor, 1600–1700

Dictated by functionality rather than fashion, armor fell into gradual decline during the seventeenth century, first in quality, later also in quantity. The weight of field armor was greatly increased in order to render it bulletproof against ever...


Showing 25 to 36 of 79 (7 Pages)