Medieval weapons and armor in the Banff Museum in Scotland
I have a friend who lives in the UK and he took a trip to Scotland. One of the highlights of his trip was a stop in a surprisingly amazing little museum in Banff. They have a lot of amazing stuff. Here are some pictures and thoughts for you.
If you want to learn more about the museum or visit they have a website here.
Let me start off with this sobering picture of a 17th century breastplate. I am at a loss to say anything about this. The picture says it all. The placard on the wall simply says "Breastplate from the mid 1600's and this would have been terminal."
A Scottish Claymore
A Scottish Dirk
Bronze Age Swords
A Dagger Circa 1380-1500
A caltrop - It is a particularly vicious weapon. Notice how it is made. When you throw a caltrop on the ground there is always a point sticking up. This would be very dangerous to feet and hooves.
A 2500 year old Halberd Head. (Early Bronze Age)
The Cloisters Museum in New York - This is an absolutely spectacular museum in Manhattan devoted to the Medieval period. And to get to be like a Medeival Abbey they actually disassembled five abbeys in Europe, shipped the pieces here then reassembled them. The Cloisters in New York