Barding (horse armour) was often used in conjunction with cloth covers known as caparisons. These coverings sometimes covered the entire horse from nose to tail and extended to the ground. It is unclear from period illustrations how much metal defensive covering was used in conjunction. Textile covers may also be called barding.

14th century (ca. 1300-1340) Switzerland - Zürich

Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg

Cod. Pal. germ. 848: Große Heidelberger Liederhandschrift (Codex Manesse)

fol. 149v - Herr Wolfram von Eschenbach

Read More


Hey all,

bought this 2005(?) 24 fret amber angelus from yahoo japan a few months ago and have been using it to write my other band I Killed The Prom Queen’s new album. As the auction was all in Japanese i didn’t realise that the guitar had had a neck repair but since receiving and playing the guitar it sounds and plays totally normal.

am letting this go for what i paid for it, due to the neck repair, general gig marks and fact that i don’t need another caparison (already have about 10!).

if anyone is interested in buying a super cheap angelus hit me up at I’m asking $1000 aud plus postage which is what i paid for it. will post just about anywhere. 

Watch on

Check out this interview i did for Caparison guitars about my guitars

Ever wondered about the brand of guitars I endorse and play?


They’re called Caparison Guitars, designed and built in Japan. I mainly play the Angelus CL13 models, guitars which were originally designed as custom models for me personally and then released as stock models for the public to buy.




Myself and the creator and designer of Caparison Guitars, Mr Itaru Kanno at Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany 2012


They make some other amazing models and endorse some of your favourite bands such as Killswitch Engage, Evergrey, Soilwork etc

Check out some video’s of me discussing Caparison Guitars.

keep your eyes peeled for the new C2 series out soon!