Dressed in steel

armouring projects, tools, techniques and reviews

Chain maille signature ring

For some upcoming maille projects I wanted to make myself a signature ring. The details you can find here on this page but also you can find an overview in … Continue reading

August 23, 2018 · 8 Comments

New forge instruments

I want to make a new set of forge instruments. This set will consist of a slider, a shovel and two ladles (a bigger one for water and a smaller … Continue reading

August 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Combined doming/curling hammer

Today I want to prepare an upcoming project that was inspired by the Nickolas Dupras thesis “Armourers and their Workshops..” in which he described several greeves and that he couldn´t … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · 9 Comments

Armourmaking is now Dressed in steel

This year I´m planning to do add some extra content to this blog (already working on some videos :). And as part of this I changed my domain. Armourmaking.wordpress is … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · 7 Comments

Language will change to english

This will be the main topic for this Blog in 2018. I will change the pages language to english so the blog has the chance to be read by even … Continue reading

January 1, 2018 · 4 Comments

Abrasive paper holder

This idea was already in my head for a long time.. This is a simple holder for strips of abrasive paper made out of wood profil and foldback brackets. The … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · 3 Comments

Aglet – Arming points

Additional tools we need for this: a Drift for the aglet a small woodblock with carved semicircular grooves   Template I make the template directly on the drift by raping … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Embossing pad

Often I had seen such embossing pad in DIY videos of armourers or bodyshop manufacturers. Thies are leatherpads filled with sand, plastik- or metallballs into which you can emboss sheetmetal. … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 2 Comments

Video Tutorial – Martin Bavin

In the few videos of Martin Bavin he shows in an uncomplicated manner some very important armouring techniques

February 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Elk leather for armourstraps

Quite often I saw references that deerskin was used for armingstraps. Unfortunately I never found a seller for thick deerskin. Then some days ago I found Lederversand Berlin who sold … Continue reading

January 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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