Flint-lock musket

Flint-lock musket. Signed Thuraine a Paris, around 1675. The weapon has been used by Christian V during the Scanian War at the siege of Wismar 1675.

To protect ones kingdom was considered of utmost importance, and many kings even became military leaders. Christian V did stand out as a field marshald during the Scanian War, even though he had to sign a quite humiliating truce. The king wanted his own deeds and victories immortalised and thus had 12 tapestries made, today to be found on the second floor in the knights’ hall.