Tuesday, August 24, 2010
A -- Serbian Dagger, Bone Grip, (1130 - 1230);
B -- German Sword, (13th Cent.);
C -- Moldavian Sword-chape (12th-13th Cent.);
D -- German Sword (1400);
E -- Moldavian Sabre Blade (12th-13th Cent.);
F -- Bulgarian Mail Shirt -outline (12th-13th Cent.);
G -- Serbian Winged Mace-Head (15th-16th Cent.);
H -- Bosnian "Sword of Foca" (15th Cent.);
I -- Ceremonial Halbard (16th Cent.);
J-L -- Bulgarian Mace Heads (13th-14th Cent.);
M -- Moldavian Bronze Mace Head (undated);
N -- Moldavian Axe Head (10th -12th Cent.);
O -- Moldavian Axe Head (13th Cent.);
P -- Wallachian Axe Head (16th Cent.)
David Nicolle, Ph. D., Angus McBride, "Hungary and the Fall of Eastern Europe," Osprey Pub., London, 1988
Sunday, August 22, 2010
A -- Sabre (11th C)'
B -- Cuman Sabre (12th-13th C);
C -- Sabre (14th-15th C);
D -- Sabre with Sciavona hilt (late 13th C);
E & F -- Sabres (16th C);
G -- Single edged sword, Slovakia (11th C);
H -- Sword (11th-12th C);
I -- Sword (13th-14th C);
J -- Croation Sword of Governor of Lendava (14th C);
K -- Sword (15th C);
L & M -- kesech daggers (15th C);
N -- csakday warhammer (15th-16th C);
O -- Inlaid Slovakian war axe (14th C).
Ref. David Nicolle, Ph,D, / Angus McBride, "Hungary and the Fall of Eastern Europe - 1000-1568," Osprey Pub., London, 1988
A -- Wheel-lock from NW Hungary (1540);
B -- Transylvania Matchlock (early 15th C);
C -- Bronze Handgun (15th C)'
D -- Breech Loading Iron Cannon (late 15th, early 16th C);
E -- Reconstruction of handgun from Smederova (15th C)'
F -- Section of a handgun, Smederova (15th C);
G -- Bronze Cannon, Serbian origin (Late 15th C);
H -- Iron Bombard (14th-15th C);
I -- Iron bombard from Kupres (1380-1400);
J -- Bronze Bombard from Giurgiu Island, probably Hungarian (late 14thC).
Ref. David Nicolle, Ph. D / Angus McBride, "Hungary and the Fall of Eastern Europe - 1000 to 1568," Osprey Pub., London, 1988.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
This ship rig would have been used throughout the Mediterranean. The Lateen rig features two long spars lashed securely together on a short stumpy mast. These are relatively fast vessels and have the advantage of sailing much closer to the wind than square-rigged ships
This would be a very similar warship style used during the years of Byzantium. The ship would have been fitted with two arrow firing catapults, at least, one forward and one aft, about twenty-five marines, and probably in some of the ships, a tank and firing system for Greek Fire.