Monday, December 12, 2011
Largest medieval armour collection on auction
The collection, valued at between three and four million euros ($4-5.4 million), goes up for auction in Brussels and includes not only classical armour and weaponry such as shields, helmets and swords, but also crustaceans.
"Man does not have a shell, he had to make one," collector Karsten Klingbeil, from Berlin, told AFP, of his interest in the art of defence.
"You really can't move in it because we have a totally different morphology from the period," he said, explaining that when he was younger he used to try on the armour.
Click here to read this article from AFP