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Wallace Collection Armoury

Wallace Collection Armour Armoured Man on Horseback

14 pics.  Part of the Wallace Collection which also contains many notable works of art.

The armoury is on the ground floor.  I suppose, for the gentry, such items were as much a statement of status as utilitarian. There purpose may not be so admirable to a more enlightened world but the workmanship, its alternate uses and the attendant history are best not forgotten. 

There is more of this past and extraordinary workmanhip at the Tower of London/White Tower.

Henry IV's Parrying Dagger st the Wallace Collection

Henry IV’s Parrying Dagger


Wallace Collection Armour


Wallace Collection Armour Shield


Wallace Collection Armoury Axes


Wallace Collection Armoury Swords 2


Wallace Collection Armoury Swords


Wallace Collection Armoury Daggers 1


Wallace Collection Armoury Daggers 2


Wallace Collection Oriental Armour


Wallace Collection Armoury Ornate Daggers


Wallace Collection Armoury Gun


Wallace Collection Armour Helmet


Wallace Collection Armour Helmets

5 responses

  1. I love the ornamentation on these objects! Completely unnecessary in a functional sense, but so gorgeous…


    March 30, 2016 at 22:13

    • Not much changed really. We still have such things as pearl handled revolvers. 🙂 Hey Ho

      Liked by 1 person

      March 31, 2016 at 04:23

  2. Reblogged this on notewords and commented:
    Amazing armour and weapons.

    Liked by 1 person

    March 30, 2016 at 22:44

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