Viktor Paczona

Viktor Paczona

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Saber with Scabbard and Carrying Belt, early 17th century. Polish. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Funds from various donors, 1929 (29.158.716a, b) | This is one of a series of twelve jeweled sabers made in Hungarian style for use at the Saxon court in Dresden. #sword

Saber with Scabbard and Carrying Belt, early century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This is one of a series of twelve jeweled sabers made in Hungarian style for use at the Saxon court in Dresden.

ca. 1630 - 'cuirassier officer's three-quarter armour', Savoy, Karsten Klingbeil Collection, Pierre Bergé & associés Auction House, Brussels, Belgium | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

ca. 1630 - 'cuirassier officer's three-quarter armour', Savoy, Karsten Klingbeil Collection, Pierre Bergé & associés Auction House, Brussels, Belgium | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

On a semi-related note, if you like this sort of thing, they have some incredible examples of suits or armor in the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. Armor of Henry II of France (Front),  Date: about 1555, Culture: French, possibly Paris Medium: Steel, embossed, blued, silvered, and gilt

Armor of Henry II of France (reigned / Date: ca. 1555 / Culture: French, possibly Paris / Medium: Steel, silver, gold / Dimensions: cm); kg) / Classification: Armor for Man / Credit Line: Harris Brisbane Dick / The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Knight's Armor  Italy (likely Milan) ca. 1565.  Altho I doubt it was used for anything but courtly display. Going into battle with ostrich feathers doesn't seem wise...

the-wicked-knight: “ Knight’s Armor Italy (likely Milan) ca. Steel and copper alloy with gilding, leather, and textile Milanese craftsmen were considered the top armor fabricators of Europe.