Dressed in steel

armouring projects, tools, techniques and reviews

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

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

restoring an old upper tigh armour

For a friend of mine I want to restore an old pair of cuisses with attached knee that I had made some years ago. They are based on a pair … Continue reading

January 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Chainmaille collar Standard

This collar will be made from riveted aluminium chainmaille in a 4in1 weave. I found this maille with 9mm inner diameter at “get dressed for battle” and loved it because … Continue reading

September 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Chapel – fertig

Ein neues Feld eröffnet sich…Schmuck.   Als erstes Versuche ich mich an einem Chapel (Krönchen) aus Messing.   Es wird aus einem Messingflach, zugekauften Messing Zierstücken und Nieten bestehen. Also … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Verschluss Kettenhemdkragen – fertig

Das Bild einer Kettenkragen-Replik (leider finde ich es nicht mehr) hat mich zu diesem Verschluß inspiriert. Mein Kettenhemd hat einen Stehkragen der hinten offen ist. Aktuell schließe ich das Kettenhemd … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

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