THE WEAPONS COLLECTION
The weapons collection is made up of 533 objects, weapons ranging from swords and knives to pistols and rifles. The items are from a very wide-spread geographic area, between the 14th and 20th centuries.
Aside from the local produced pieces, the collection also features many weapons of foreign origins, both Oriental and Western, from Germany, Russia, Austria, the Ottoman Empire, the United States of America, Hungary, Belgium, France, England, Japan etc.
The pieces are classed based on the purpose they were made for. There are both offensive weapons as well as self-defence weapons.
The second category encompasses firearms and is mainly formed of pieces destined for individual and not collective use.
The collection also aims to chronologically record the main types of weapons that circulated on Romanian soil from the early 14th century up to the 20th century.
Among the collection’s pieces de resistance we point out the sword of ruler Constantin Brâncoveanu, the sword of Gheorghe Bibescu and that of King Ferdinand; the hunting rifle, pistol and duelling kit of ruler Alexandru Ioan Cuza and the bandolier of Bimbaşa Sava.
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