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Armor for heavy cavalry, ca. 1600, one of the best-preserved French armors dating from the reign of Henry IV (1589–1610), this example demonstrates the French preference for completely gilt armors, it retains its original yellow silk helmet lining and red leather straps sewn with metallic thread. In spite of its rich decoration, this armor was intended for use in battle. 77 lb. 2 oz. (34.98 kg), Height, 57 in. (144.78 cm), Met Museum.
A complete Khevsur armor including a handwoven gambeson, a riveted mail misiurka-type helmet, a butted mail shirt, a pair of hand forged steel arm guards. A fine cross-belt mounted with hammered silver plaques, a large kindjal dagger, a distinctive khmali sword, a miquelet pistol, a leather bandoleer with powder tubes with a horn priming flask, a nagaika crop, a typical Khevsur shield, a pair of original rawhide shoes. late 17th-late 19th century.