The extraordinary and world-famous collection of weapons of Richard Zschille is presented in this book. Zschille's passion for collecting mainly focused on European weapons and defensive arms. He was ... weiterlesenone of the greatest collectors in Europe. Zschille bought dozens of swords and helmets from antiquity and the Middle Ages in the 19th century across Europe. Valuable are his collections of plate armors and swords as well as polearms, shields, crossbows, firearms, chainmail armors, bridles, chanfrons, primers and much more; more than 1200 objects are presented!
This book contains a compilation of his entire collection of weapons that no longer exists. After his death, his weapons were auctioned and sold worldwide. This work is an invaluable witness of European weapons development and an absolute must-have for every historian, collector and gun enthusiast.
All hand-edited historical photos are with explanatory notes from the swiss archaeologist Robert Forrer.