Or if you want quality troops.
Remember the militia routed and fled during the War of 1812, leaving the capital open to be burned to the ground.
The Marines fought to the last man.
Reblogging for the notes :)
oh my yes.
[hyperventilating because minimalism and tiny/cozy]
From the Wallace Collection, London UK.
Funny how so many of us HEMA guys always oogle at that one sword.
As did I when I visited the Wallace Collection.
I think it is because of it’s perfection
European Hunting Swords
- Dated: circa 1630
- Culture: German
- Maker: Clemens Willems
- Medium: steel and wood, scroll ornaments
- Measurements: overall - l:84.50 cm (l:33 1/4 inches) Wt: .74 kg. Blade - l:71.20 cm (l:28 inches). Grip - l:12.80 cm (l:5 inches). Hilt - w:11.80 cm (w:4 5/8 inches)
- Dated: circa 1700
- Culture: Dutch
- Medium: steel, wood, brass
- Measurements: overall - l:81.30 cm (l:32 inches) Wt: .84 kg. Blade - l:66.70 cm (l:26 1/4 inches). Guard - w:16.20 cm (w:6 3/8 inches)