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 for ú30,000. From the Imperial Armoury, Vienna.

Physical Description

Includes a blind shaffron and a combination spanner/screwdriver.


Dimensions: 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)


Places Germany

Bibliographic References

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

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.