A military history tumblr. Content will run the gamut, but there is an emphasis on the Eastern Front of WWII, the Byzantine Empire, Eastern Europe in the 17th Century, the Mongols and Tatars, as well as military engineering throughout the ages. Historical politics will be covered, but I will do my best to ignore current politics.
This is one of the few conical helmets of the period to retain its original brim, nasal, cheeks, and nape defense. The brass trim, engraved with a zigzag motif, is typical of Mamluk and Ottoman helmets about 1500.
At the Yermolov Cadet School in Stavropol, Russia, young boys and girls undergo military training. Some will join a new generation of Cossacks, who in times past were the shock troops of the Russian Empire.
Oppressed and abused by the Russian state until needed, not much has changed for the Cossacks.
Dimensions: proper left gauntlet, H. at cuff 5 1/8 in. (13 cm); W. at cuff 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm); L. 14 9/16 in. (37 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 14 oz. (845 g); proper right gauntlet, H. at cuff 5 1/8 in. (13 cm); W. at cuff 5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm); L. 14 3/16 in. (36 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 15 oz. (883 g)