Another question from a very concerned member of ‘our’ society who read this on another page. ‘Is this true…. Hello, History is being re-written all the time due to all the new DNA findings, so this is confusing to keep up with it all. It always said that we were a sept of the BruceContinue reading “Clan Carruthers Q&A for the day.”
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Guns of the “Border Reivers.” A very good Nuremberg all steel wheellock pistol circa 1585.
An extremely rare “plain” wheellock pistol circa 1585. From the workshop of Peter Danner. (Ex. Evan Perry collection. Ex. Royal Armouries.) (photos courtesy of F.J.A.G.) Odd View eh? And why you ask is it so very rare?… Well… it’s because our old friends the “Victorians” took most of the surviving examples, and “improved” them with lots ofContinue reading “Guns of the “Border Reivers.” A very good Nuremberg all steel wheellock pistol circa 1585.”
The “Steel Bonnet” A Master at work. A very good and untouched South German Burgonet circa 1580. It gets no better than this!
It gets no better than this! Photos courtesy of F.J.A.G. This is a “munitions” burgonet, circa 1580. Untouched. Not even cleaned! But… a “munitions,” (?) burgonet with a one piece skull, hammer raised by a Master Armourer. Although from an armoury containing mostly “munitions quality” helmets, this one stands out. It bearsContinue reading “The “Steel Bonnet” A Master at work. A very good and untouched South German Burgonet circa 1580. It gets no better than this!”