Parade armor, around 1600, iron, etched, gold and silver.
Along with an additional helmet, this Harnisch is the only remains of
Eisenach/Germany, once consisting of more than 800
armors and weapons taken by Russian Occupation Forces shortly after
Upon receiving orders for his return to the Soviet Union, a Russian officer traded this suit of armor to his Eisenach land-lady in return for apartment furniture. Ending a more than a half century long search, the still missing collection was recently discovered by an American , though it remains underground at a military museum in a former Soviet Republic. Negotiations for its eventual return are ongoing.