French Cuirassier’s armor Mle1825 for troopers of Charles X’s Royal Guard
Note the personal arms of the Bourbon royal family, featuring both France and Navarre.
Prussian Cuirassier Franco-Prussian War Édouard Detaille.
RUSSIAN IMPERIAL PARADE HELMET OF A GENERAL OF THE LIFE-GUARDS CUIRASSIER REGIMENT, 1907.
Cuirassier receiving bread while on the march.
Portrait of Count Vladimir Apraxin, 1829
Garde Kurassier, Imperial Germany
Mle 1854 Imperial Guard Cuirassier’s Cuirass and Helmet
Helmet manufactured c.early 1870′s by Delachaussée – serial number 1.
Cuirass made by the Manufacture Impériale de Klingenthal c.1856, size 2 width 1 – serial number 89.
Steel with brass fittings, stamped imperial crest on the helmet, with horsehair on the comb.
Although mostly obsolete by the time of the Franco-Prussian war, these suits of armor were still impervious to any melee weapons, and pistol shots up to point-blank range.