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Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction
A Paladin Press hardcover
532 pages, 1032 photographs

Brian R. Price

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There is nowhere for the novice or intermediate armourer to turn for basic information on the craft of armouring. In this major new work Brian R. Price, an armour with nearly two decades experience, demonstrates the basic and intermediate techniques necessary to produce armour for re-enactors and collectors, focusing on armour of the transitional period.

Forward by David Edge, curator of the Wallace Collection, with metallurgical contributions by Dr. Alan Williams, Archeometallurgist at the Wallace. Never before seen study photographs from the Wallace collection, Schloss Churburg, the Royal Armouries at Leeds, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Valeria Museum in Sitten, Switzerland.

This is the first book of its kind, one of a series that will introduce the armourer to the long-lost techniques of this fascinating craft. This book focuses on novice and intermediate techniques; follow-on books will offer patterns for the transitional period (and the 13th century) and follow the construction of two full cap a pied, both from the 15th century, one in the German and one in the Milanese style, both without recourse to modern techniques.
 

Nowhere else is this kind of information available. 532 pages of expansive text accompanied with high quality photographs demonstrate every step of the process.

1032+ photographs and high-quality technical illustrations, never-before seen research photographs from major European collections, tools, techniques and step-by-step projects working through a complete harness of the 14th century (the gauntlets and helmet in the cover illustration above are projects from the book, along with the samples below).

Future volumes are in progress including "Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction Pattern Book: European Armour prior to the 15th century" and "Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction II: Milanese Armour of the 15th century".
 

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Photograph samples from "Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction"


Klappvisor bascinet
from chapter 30

From the chapter 32--
The Arm Harness

From chapter 25--
Arming Clothes

From Chapter xx
Cutting & Deburring

Mid-course raising of the Klappvisor above

From the chapter on taking measurments

From Chapter 15--
Basic Hammerwork

From Chapter 6--
Tools

From Chapter 16--
Forming Enhancements

From Chapter 4--
The Modern Armourers
(Wade Allen's work)

From Chapter 20--
Ariculation & Joinery

From Chapter 31--
Wisby #7 coat of plates

 
From Chapter 33--Gauntlets

From Chapter 22--
Strapping & Leatherwork

From Chapter 30--
Lining for the Chapel de Fer
From Chapter 16--
Forming Enhancements

From Chapter 15--
Basic Hammerwork

From Chapter 15--
Basic Hammerwork

From Chapter 34--
The Legharness

From Chapter 6--
Tools

From Chapter 30--
The Helmet

From Chapter 18--
Hinges, Latches, & Catches

From Chapter 21--
Mail

From Chapter 18--
Riveting & Welding

From Chapter 19--
Raising

From Chapter 16--
Forming Enhancements

From Chapter 32--
The Arm Harness
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