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Whether it is the famous three lions of King Richard or the Union Jack, historical flags have represented honor and show allegiance and pride. Flags, banners, standards, call them what you will, they represent countries and militaries, identify territories, honor royalty, and can act as warnings. Pirates and Privateers of all sorts made flags to instill fear, the most famous being the skull and crossbones.
In antiquity, standards were used in warfare to identify the various factions fighting and reigned over a victorious battlefield. Examples include the eagle carried by the Roman aquilifer or the dragon standard of the Sarmatians. The latter would fly freely in the wind, carried by a horseman, similar to a kite. Beginning in the Middle Ages and later, flags were used primarily as a symbol of identity in battle, which made it easier to identify a knight than only from the heraldic symbol painted on the shield or tunic. The increasing use of flags during the high medieval period was gradually adopted by city-states. During the Age of Sail, especially in the early 17th century, it was common (later a legal obligation) for ships to bear flags designating their nationality; these flags would eventually evolve into present-day national flags. Flags also became the preferred means to convey messages at sea.
We have one of the biggest selections of Roman, Viking, and Medieval feastware and cookware on the web. The forged iron is authentic, made with the same materials and in the same way the original cooking utensils, cutlery, eating utensils, pots, pans, kettles, and more were made.
From Medieval churchwardens and Lord of the Rings long stems to Sherlock Holmes clay pipes, find an assortment of tobacco pipes and smoking accessories on Museum Replicas. Attending a LARP event or traveling to the faire, we have the perfect pipe to complement your attire.
We carry a vast assortment of quality goods for your house. From the desktop to the kitchen, these pieces will bring a little bit of the Faire to your home. We also have display stands and products to care for your treasured purchases. Great for gifts or yourself, Museum Replicas is sure to have that "just right" piece!