Toichkin D., Khorasani M. M. Arms and Armour of Hospitaller Knights vs the Ottoman Turkish Armada / Denis Toichkin and Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani // Besieged: Malta 1565. A collection of papers related to the Great Siege / ed. by Maroma Camilleri. – Vol. I. – Valetta: Malta Libraries and Heritage Malta, 2015. – P. 213-222.
The objective of this essay is to give a short description of the types of arms and armour used by Hospitaller knights and their adversaries, the Ottoman Turks. The inventory of the Palace Armoury of Malta is an important collection depicting a variety of arms and armour collected by the knights of the Order of St John from the time of the Great Siege of Malta of 1565 until their departure from Malta in 1798. This article analyzes and presents a selection of these items from both Hospitaller Knights and Ottoman warriors from sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.