An armored knight from the teutonic order in historic correct mid 13th century outfit. This is my own armour btw and the chainmail was handmade and riveted ring by ring by myself. I am from the field of reenactment and experimental archaeology with 12+ yrs of experience and all my knowledge went into this armor. The helmet is a recreation of a found near "Dargen"(Germany), the surcoat is made of linen/canvas and the cloak is made of wool. Size, design and position of the crosses as well as used materials and armour was researched in historic sources.
The order dates back to 1190 when it was founded by citizens of Bremen and Luebeck (Germany) outside Akkon/Akko in Jerusalem. The order was founded as a hospital and changed in 1198 into an armored brotherhood of knights / monks (they were both). They carried the black cross on white ground on shields and cloaks / surcoats.
March 6th, 2019
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