|Radek & Radek - Warsaw 2017|
my friend and compatriot imc pan Radek Szleszynski (on Wiki there is his photo in full regalia of a winged hussar), co-author of the famous and unique art book Husaria Rzeczpospolitej, has announced a new winged hussar armor for himself, made by the Olsztyn-based armorer Sergey August.
|Katerina Zhuravieva @copyright|
|Katerian Zhuravieva @copyright|
Radek is himself a very talented artist (also a photographer) who works in leather, textiles, metal and semi-precious stones, and has been famously reconstructing winged hussar horse tack, especially bridles etc, and pistol holsters of the XVII century period.
|Radek Sikora @copyright|
the armor reconstructed by Sergey August is a replica of the extant armor from the Skokloster Castle in Sweden,
|original armor from Skokloster|
I do hope that in this armor and in a painstakingly reconstructed horse tack (Radek's own) and saddle (made by Marcin Ruda and owned by Radoslaw Sikora, Ph.D. ) Radek will be leading the winged Hussars during the 2018 Parade in Warsaw on August 15, 2018. Note that I do not know at this time which horse Radek will be riding.
all photos copyright Radoslaw Szleszynski unless noted