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.What do you think of this piece of armour? Please leave a comment below.
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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,…
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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.
I really enjoyed the videos below created by Niels Provos and wanted to share them with you here, Niels is a brilliant security researcher in his day…
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Neil Oliver experiments with traditional methods of making a Bronze Age sword just like in ancient times.
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Photo credit goes to Collette Mason who took a trip to the Tower of London recently. Thanks for allowing me to post it!
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…
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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 sites in is a rubber negative casting so that it fit…
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