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These simpler black and white armours with a basic banded design were used by line officers in pike formations by the Swiss in the sixteenth century. They are on display in the old armoury in Solothurn.

These simpler black and white armours with a basic banded design were used by line officers in pike formations by the Swiss in the sixteenth century. They are on display in the old armoury in Solothurn.

16th cen. style of armour called "black and white" was mostly used in a military context to distinguish officers from troopers. The common soldier getting mostly all black or all russet armour. The officers getting black and white armours of varying complexity to show degree of rank. The highest ranks and nobility getting the polished armour.

style of armour called "black and white" was mostly used in a military…

These simpler black and white armours with a basic banded design were used by line officers in pike formations by the Swiss in the sixteenth century. They are on display in the old armoury in Solothurn.

These simpler black and white armours with a basic banded design were used by line officers in pike formations by the Swiss in the sixteenth century. They are on display in the old armoury in Solothurn.

landskcnect officers armour

Very Scarce Original Landsknecht Katzbalger century) : need info on blade marks

Armor of the Ottoman Empire. A complete suit of 16th century armor as worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi) including Chichak (helmet), krug (chest armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), and kolçak (greaves or shin armor).  Stibbert Museum, Florence Italy.

Armor of the Ottoman Empire. A complete suit of century armor as worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi) including Chichak (helmet), krug (chest armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh arm

This insbruck armour in the Odescalchi collection was made in 1550-1560. It represents another sub style yet. A banded armour with flamboyant enhancements to the band pattern.

This insbruck armour in the Odescalchi collection was made in It represents another sub style yet. A banded armour with flamboyant enhancements to the band pattern.

German, Augsburg    Armor for the Field and Tourney, 1560/70    Steel with etching, brass, leather, and velvet weave - Art Institute of Chicago

From the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

Historical Military Uniforms from the last 1,000 years

Historical Military Uniforms from the last 1,000 years

Suit  of amour, Flemish or French, circa 1580/90. And a suit of armour Nuremberg black and white , circa 1570.

Suit of amour, Flemish or French, circa And a suit of armour Nuremberg black and white , circa

DSCN1110.JPG (Изображение JPEG, 1704 × 2560 пикселов) - Масштабированное (36%)

DSCN1110.JPG (Изображение JPEG, 1704 × 2560 пикселов) - Масштабированное (36%)

South Germany, ~1600. Arm protection would have been mail sleeves

South Germany, Arm protection would have been mail sleeves

Armor of Henry Herbert Second Earl of Pembroke etched and gilt English Greenwich about 1575-1580 CE

Armor of Henry Herbert Second Earl of Pembroke etched and gilt English Greenwich about CE Photo

armor of Giovanni Battista Bourbon del Monte, XVI century.

armorporn: “ Armor of Giovanni Battista Bourbon del Monte Date: ca. 1590 Geography: possibly Brescia Culture: Italian, possibly Brescia Medium: Steel, etched and partly gilt On view at.

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