Object Title

Rennzeug - Jousting Armour

Rennzeug - Jousting Armour



Object Number



Purchased from the National Magazine Co. (W R Hearst collection, St. Donat's Castle, Wales) October 1952, with the help of the Pilgrim Trust, National Art Collections Fund and a special Exchequer Grant, one of 52 items purchased. From the Imperial Armoury, Vienna.

Physical Description

Includes a blind shaffron and a combination spanner/screwdriver.


Historical Dimensions Record: Height: 1340mm, width: 735mm, depth: 790mm Weight: armour 29.91 kg (65 lb 14 oz), grandguard 9.19 kg (20 lb 4 oz), vamplate 5.45 kg (12 lb), right socket 3.26 kg (7 lb 3 oz), left socket 3.75 kg (8 lb 4 oz) total 51.26 kg (112 lb 14 oz)


Bibliographic References

Claude Blair, European Armour, B.T. Batsford Ltd., London, 1958, p.200-1, 222-23 cuirass, reinforcing cuisse.

A.R. Dufty and W. Reid, European Armour in the Tower of London, 1968, plate VIII, IX tilt armour, CXXXIII, CXLV details.

C. Paggiarino, The Royal Armouries, masterpieces of medieval and renaissance arms and armour, Milan, 2011, volume 1