SPANISH WEAPONS
AND ARMOR

 

A Spanish Conquistador

 

 

 

HARQUEBUS

 

 

Wheel-lock Pistol

 

 

 

"A thing like a ball of stone comes out of its entrails: It comes out shooting sparks and raining fire, the smoke that comes out with it has a pestilent odor, like that of rotten mud. This odor penetrates even to the brain and causes the greatest discomfort. If the cannon is aimed against a mountain, the mountain splits and cracks open. If it is aimed at a tree, it shatters the tree into splinters. This is a most unnatural sight, as if the tree had exploded from within."

                        Aztec Account of a Spanish Harquebus

 

CANNONS

 

 

CROSSBOWS

 

 

 

SWORDS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIKES

 

                           Spanish Colonial Pikes                                         Pikeman's Armor

 

Spanish Pike Soldier

 

 

ARMOR

Helmets
Two helmets from 1570 - A burgonet, and the familiar looking combed morion

 

 

                 
   
501. An Italian Comb Morion, circa 1570
Peter Finer
 
502. A Milanese 'Spanish' Morion, circa 1580
Peter Finer
 
503. A Nuremberg Comb Morion, circa 1580
Peter Finer
   
                 
   
504. An Italian Comb Morion, circa 1580
Peter Finer
 
505. A German Burgonet, circa 1580
Peter Finer
 
506. A German Burgonet, circa 1600
Peter Finer

 

 

 

SPANISH CAVALRY & HORSES

 

       

Typical Cavalryman's Armor