The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Dilge
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Germany
  • c. 1500
  • Iron or steel, fluted
  • Weight: 0.77 kg
  • A302
  • European Armoury I
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  • Left 'Dilge' for one of the German 'Rennen' jousts, designed to protect the left thigh. Divided by a vertical ridge, the outer side is decorated with fan-shaped fluting radiating from an embossed curve. Holes for the attachment of the lining follow the contour of the border. Repaired in two places. Patched on the inside near the top. It is light in weight. The edges are rough.