Please help identifying an "accessory" to a suit of armor

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posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 10:14 AM
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The photo is of a statue Duke Eberhard of Württemberg, standing in the inner courtyard of the Altes Schloss (Old Castle) in Stuttgart, Germany, Baden-Württemberg.
Description of a statue
Wiki on Eberhard I



What I need your help with, is the 'horn' on the right side of the breast armor. It's all good if it's only decorative, but if not - would be nice to know


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posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 10:17 AM
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i believe the horn is there to place the javelin over it when jousting to keep it stable.

i dunno maybe not, i could be wrong....anyone?
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posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by shaneslaughta
i believe the horn is there to place the javelin over it when jousting to keep it stable.

i dunno maybe not, i could be wrong....anyone?
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Seems logical to me..



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 10:23 AM
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As already mentioned, it looks like a support. But rather than for the Javelin, perhaps for a lance?

Here is something called a Lance Rest that looks somewhat similar Wiki link



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 10:23 AM
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According to this site it is a Lance Rest.




posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 10:26 AM
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Thanks, guys, that was quick



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 10:28 AM
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in my haste to reply i had typed the wrong thing....javelin are for throwing lance was the correct term i was looking for.



posted on Dec, 16 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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Solved, good find.



posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 02:29 AM
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Perhaps this is where Hi-5's came from...it was too dangerous to hug after victory.





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