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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:00 am    Post subject: Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection on display in Dallas Reply with quote
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/02/27/national/samurai-stash-rivals-top-collections/#.Uxn45IWBBLN

There's some interesting stuff in here. Are the more elaborate helmet designs in fact meant to help make commanders recognizable & visible amidst the smoke from gunfire?

And the shiny ball meant to be used as a 360 degree mirror? Is that a thing?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:16 am    Post subject: Re: Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection on display in Dallas Reply with quote
lordameth wrote:
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/02/27/national/samurai-stash-rivals-top-collections/#.Uxn45IWBBLN

There's some interesting stuff in here. Are the more elaborate helmet designs in fact meant to help make commanders recognizable & visible amidst the smoke from gunfire?

Unsubstantiated personal opinion I think.


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And the shiny ball meant to be used as a 360 degree mirror? Is that a thing?

I have not seen or heard of this any were else and I have no even seen a picture of this 360 mirror despite having seen a lot of photographs from the collection but anything is possible so I would not complete disregard it.
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