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Two suits of Armour

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I figured you guys might appreciate these. I inherited them from my father who got them from our family restaurant when it closed. I have no plans on doing any work to them other then preservation. I know they are missing some finger joints  These guys are one of the reasons I got into blacksmithing years ago. 

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Greetings Timber,

         Beautiful.  Do you have any information on who made them and the time period?  Indeed a treasure.

Forge on and make beautiful things 

Jim

 

 

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Unfortunately, I have very limited information. I have been able through limited research been able to figure one maybe from the 16-17th century based on what I believe to be a musket ball test. I can't confirm it but the dent coincides with similar damage done on those tests. The other one has Nicolo Da Ponte on it who was a Doge of Venice. I don't believe it to be authentic to his time period but maybe a piece made to commemorate him at a later date.

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Post them over at armourarchive.org, I'd suggest the historic research forum. There are some experts hanging out there. (and yes the english armour not the american armor)

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