Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Armourers marks

You have to love the world of the interwebs! For instance, all the stuff you can see by going to the armoury in Leeds is all here, in this series of books from the Internet Archive. Almost every single page from this book is fascinating, and I found the below appendix to be VERY interesting....it is a list of armourer's marks.
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go here to read the book. http://www.archive.org/stream/inventorysurveyo01ffou#page/n7/mode/2up

Go here to read others in the series. http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=inventory%20and%20survey%20of%20the%20armouries%20in%20the%20tower%20of%20london%20AND%20mediatype%3Atexts


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Ars.Gladius said...

Cool, thanks for the links! I'll have something to read while I'm waiting for my arm to heal.

STAG said...

So I take it you are not signing up for class on Sunday?

Quinn said...

Those armorer's marks are fascinating. Have you thought of marking your work? If I send my breastplate back for readjustment feel free to add a little something. Every piece of art needs a signature!

STAG said...

I have never got around to getting a mark made. Costs money.

I usually sign my work with a buzz tool.