Finally I took myself to a reference tour in Royal Armouries, Leeds.
Things I found surprising:
1. Massive gallery, it’s impossible to consume everything in only one trip
2. Interactive sections are fun and interesting
3. There’s hourly activities to enjoy
An ancient helmet that shapes like an owl, the rusts ages nicely and the shininess of the metal still remains.
Was the Italian gothic armor inspired by pasta?
Horse armor= Barding, I wonder how the horses were trained to handle such heavy armors and run around
The holes on the sword handle look like a person holding another sword, preparing for war.
In a latter stage of weapons development, people tend to engrave the symbols/logo on it.