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Antique Armour For Sale

This extremely rare embossed French cuirass shown below is dated around 1560-1570 and is all yours for just $38,000 over at the faganarms website.Please click on the image for full details.What do you think of this piece of armour? Please leave a comment below. ...

Leather Armour Or Something Else?

One of our readers sent the email below today asking if we could help identify the object in the photo’s. Given we have thousands of visitors interested in armour I thought I’d open this request up to everyone. Please read the email and leave a comment if you know what it is, thanks. Email: As a young boy, I was helping with the restoration of a chapel spire. Whilst clearing up centuries of ‘junk’...

How To Make A Sword

The videos below show how to make a sword. In fact it’s no ordinary sword, it’s a pattern-welded sword with a serpent at its core. ...

How To Cast A Bronze Sword

Neil Oliver experiments with traditional methods of making a Bronze Age sword just like in ancient times. ...

Henry VIII Secrets Revealed Thanks To Armour

Photo credit goes to Collette Mason who took a trip to the Tower of London recently. Thanks for allowing me to post it Collette! A study of armour worn by Henry VIII around 1540 revealed by the end of his reign the King’s vital stats were a whopping 52 inch waist and 53 inch chest, pretty amazing considering there were no McDonalds restaurants back then! Despite his girth during the latter part of his...

Shield of Sidhe

I wanted to share this with you because, well.. it’s a cool design! The main shield is made from plastozote foam, with a fibreglass core and then latexed. Then the figure was cast in poly rubber. The hole that the figure sits in is a rubber negative casting so that it fit perfectly. It’s a magic item prop. The figure is removable and represents the scales of balance and justice ( scales are to...

Critical Hit While Sneaking

Beebichu taught herself how to sew and use photoshop because she loves cosplay, she normally likes to make pottery but as you can see there’s no pottery here. It’s a great photo of Nightingale Armour that Beebichi created and there are many more like it at her site so take a break from our regular armour posts and have a look at the costumes she created. Here is Beebichu’s deviant...

Development of the 14th Century Spaulder 4

The Development of the 14th C. Spaulder Shoulder defenses in 14th Century Germany As in many places on the continent, mercenary crossbowmen and infantry were important factors in warfare and this is believed to be the cause of greater usage of rigid defenses. However, Germany appeared to have very minimalistic defenses for the shoulder, appearing late in the comparative development even then. It will be noted...

Development of the 14th Century Spaulder 3

The Development of the 14th C. Spaulder Shoulder defenses in 14th Century Italy I do not have as much information available to me for the continent as the abundant information I have for England, so my sections on Italy and Germany will have to remain admittedly incomplete.28 What I do have, though, is telling as to the styles and development prevalent in these areas. Military development in Italy made effective...

Development of the 14th Century Spaulder 2

The Development of the 14th C. Spaulder Shoulder defenses in 14th Century England cont. From the middle of the 1300s the English spaulder takes basically the same form until roughly the end of the century, with a domed cop19 protecting the shoulder and tightly fit dependent lames ending high up on the arm, with the rest of the upper arm being protected by the rerebrace. Despite some relative uniformity in the...


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