Collections & Museums

Hofjagd- und Rüstkammer, Vienna

This is THE place for armour. The Habsburg’s royal treasure of the finest pieces. If you are looking for something high-quality, look no further! They have some selected pieces online.

Our measurement report is here: A Comparison of Late 16th to Early 17th Century Rapiers with Modern Reproductions

Zeughaus Graz

The civilian armoury of the city of Graz in its original location. With over 30.000 objects, the largest historical collection of weaponry worldwide.

Our measurement report cannot be published. If you are interested, contact me.

Wiener Bürgerliches Zeughaus

The viennese civilian armoury has been relocated to a depot and is not accessible to the public. Nevertheless, it is a huge and exquisite collection.

Our measurement report is here: Detailed Measurement of Edged Weapons from the Wiener Bürgerliches Zeughaus – English Translation

Heeresgeschichtliches Museum Wien

The army museum of Vienna covers the period from 17th c. to the second worldwar. So the arms and armour on display is predominatly from the 30-years war to the 18th century. It also has a very well-stocked depot, where all the swords in our measurement report are located: Detailed Measurement of Edged Weapons from the Wiener Heeresgeschichtliches Museum – English Translation

Martial Arts Museum, Botticino

Roberto Gotti’s massive collection of historical bladed wepaons, polearms, fencing masks and fencing books is a must-visit for every enthusiast.

Our measurement report is here: Detailed Measurment of Edged Weapons from the MAM (Martial Arts Museum), Botticino – Roberto Gotti Collection

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

The Met hosts one of the best collections of arms and armour in the USA. They have a full, browsable catalog online: MET in New York

Wallace Collection, London

The premier arms and armour collection in England, the Wallace Collection in London has a searchable catalog with high resolution images online. This is one of my favourites.