Description of the Product

In late 16th and early 17th century Europe the Spanish empire was at the height of its importance. The Netherlands, or the “those lands over there” felt neglegted in the vast empire, and soon both taxes and the wars of religion resulted in what was known as the Eighty Years´ War or the War of Dutch independence. In order to help this revolt against the Hapsburgs, Jacob de Gheyn of Antwerp illustrated a book that became a great success and was translated widely, further cementing the military reputation of the Netherlands. It was viewd in such high regard that its publishing was delayed to prevent it falling into enemy hands. "Wapenhandelinghe Van Roers. Mvsqvetten. Ende Spiessen" or “Exercise of Armes” is a manual of uses and exercises with caliver, musket and pike. The classical drill discipline which the manual promotes greatly influenced European military training during both the Thirty Years War as well as the English Civil War.
(You can view the original manual free online by clicking this -link-)

Pikemen were used to defend the musketeers and the rest of the infantry, but were occasionally also used offensively. Pikes had been used since antiquity, and by the 17th C. the continous arms race meant that the pikes had grown even up to 7,5 m. Due to the cumbersome nature of the pike, pikemen also had to use a secondary weapon if the battle turned into a melee.

Based on the engravings by de Gheyn we´ve reproduced this beautiful cabasset from the 17th century. In the engravings the helmet can be seen combined with a breastplate, which can be found by clicking this -link-. The pikeman’s cabassets or morions varied slightly in design, but all curved up almost to a point with rounded sides. Cheek plates were used to protect the neck and face of the wearer and became a common piece of the age.

Made with 1,6mm steel. Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in manufacturing. This item has a satin finish so its surface will be slightly reflective as in many original armour pieces. Leather chin strap included. Made by Marshall Historical.

Available in sizes M and L
Circumference in size M approx 60-61 cm and in L approx. 63-64 cm. Weight 2.1kg.

Ordering from you was easy and delivery was quick! thanks for the help when I needed it also.....
- Joe Richardson

Products are located in our own storehouse

In Kaarina, Finland.

Fast shipping

Orders are shipped out within 24 hours of us receiving the order.

Purchase online or offline

You can also pickup your order at our store.

Flexible payments

We accept Credit Cards & Online Banks etc.

Petri Laaksonen
Petri Laaksonen
Monipuolinen valikoima. Asiakaspalvelu ihan huippua!!
Jyrki Koskinen
Jyrki Koskinen
Paikkakunnalla ollessani ja keskiajasta kiinnostuneena täällä oli pakko käydä. Aivan upea ja todella monipuolinen kauppa! Ystävällinen ja mukava myyjä neitonen esitteli minulle Etelä -Tirolilaisen mallin mukaan taidokkaasti valmistettua kypärää, josta tein myös kaupat. Liikkeen omistaja ei myöskään säästänyt vaivojaan esitellessään minulle haarniskavarustuksen eri osia. Erittäin asiakaslähtöistä palvelua! On todella hienoa, että tällaisia erikoisliikkeitä maastamme vielä löytyy, tämäkin kuulemma ainoa laatuaan. On varmaa, että vierailen tässä liikkeessä toistekkin! Täältä löytää uskomattoman paljon myös koriste-esineiksi ja lahjoiksi sopivia tavaroita, joten suosittelen tätä kaikille sellaisiakin etsiville.
Robbin Henley
Robbin Henley
Customer service is like the good old days, real people, very efficient, very fair. And they have LOTS of amazing gear for sale. Cheers and thank you Rautaportti!!!
Täältä löytyi hieno villainen capatinoviitta kaksoiskauluksella

Our Store

All orders can also be picked up from the brick-and-mortar store at Oppipojankuja 1, 20780 Kaarina. 10min drive from the centre of Turku.