SCHARREKOPPAEUM

Virtual Arms and Armour Museum


ARMS AND ARMOUR SPECIALS



Historic find of an important 17th-century siege helmet


The 'silver sword' of Willem Bloys van Treslong

Cutting-edge History
Special exhibition at the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden, the Netherlands, April 1 - October 2, 2016

The Sword – Form and Though
Special exhibition at the Deutsches Klingenmuseum, Solingen, Germany, 26 September 2015 - 28 February 2016

A gilded bronze cuirass, 3rd-2nd century B.C.


WORLD MAP OF ARMS AND ARMOUR MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS

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This map is nearing completion! Should you know of other museums or castles with arms and armour collections, please let us know so we can include those in the map.


SOURCES FOR COLLECTORS



MONUMENTAL EFFIGIES AND BRASSES, MANUSCRIPT MINIATURES AND ARMOUR IN ART



ONLINE ARTICLES ON SPECIFIC PIECES OF ARMS AND ARMOUR


Arms and armour of antiquity

Swords, falchions, estocs, sabres and rapiers

Hunting swords

Judicial swords

Daggers

Shields and targes

Spears and lances

Axes, maces, war hammers and war picks

Bows and crossbows

Mail shirts

Armours

Helms, helmets, armets, sallets, burgonets, morions and Zischägges

Horse armour, stirrups and rowel spurs

Guns, rifles, pistols and powder flasks

Oriental arms and armour

Tomb effigies, statues, aquamaniles

Various


PHOTOGRAPHIC IMPRESSIONS


The Netherlands

United Kingdom

Belgium

France

Spain

Portugal

Italy

San Marino

Germany

Switzerland

Austria

Slovakia

Denmark

Norway

Sweden

Iceland

Malta

Greece

Bulgaria

Russia

Turkey

Cambodia

Thailand

USA

Brazil

Various


VIDEOS ON ARMS AND ARMOUR



SEARCHABLE DATABASES AND INTERACTIVE WEBSITES



WEBSITES, BLOGS AND DISCUSSION FORUMS



COMMUNITIES AND SOCIETIES



REENACTMENT



MARTIAL ARTS OF THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE



ARMOURERS



HISTORY



MUSEUMS


The Netherlands

Belgium

Luxembourg

Germany

Austria

Italy

Spain

United Kingdom

France

Switzerland

Denmark

Sweden

Finland

Russia

Ukraine

Armenia

USA

Canada

Japan

Brazil


BOOKS, ARTICLES AND MANUSCRIPTS


Arms and armour in antiquity
Viking swords
Crusades
Great Helms Jousting, tournaments
Knighthood
Medieval arms and armour
Oriental arms and armour
Testing of arms and armour


ANTIQUARIAN SEARCH SYSTEMS



OTHER USEFUL LINKS




STAFF


Curator: Carl Koppeschaar

World museum map, text, photos and research: © copyright 2013 Astronet BV


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