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Jason Adams




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PostPosted: Mon 24 May, 2010 8:28 pm    Post subject: recomendation for armour smith?         Reply with quote

Might anyone recommend to me an armour smith? Im looking to have a specific helmet reproduced. The helmet in question is attached. While the original is showing its age, I am looking to have a helmet as would be seen brand new. This will be for living history purposes and need not be very thick.

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Nathan Beal





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PostPosted: Mon 24 May, 2010 8:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dave Hewitt (White Rose) does excellent Sallet & i'm sure will be able to help you.

http://www.whiterosearmoury.com/

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David Teague




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PostPosted: Mon 24 May, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The big question is are you willing to pay the "price"?

If you're thinking 200-300 dollars... WTF?!

If you know what a custom quality helm is going to cost and are willing to pay the price, I'd recommend Jeffery Hedgcock
of Historic Enterprises.

http://historicenterprises.com/arms-and-armou...1_133.html

Here is a lovely spring steel harness he did for Arne Koets of the Royal Armoury at Leeds



It had both a frogmouth helm for the joust, Sallet and bevor for foot combat and the melee.

It was cool...

All I have of Jeff's work so far is his Italian c1360 Spring Steel breastplate. It is a work of art.

Cheers,

David

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Mackenzie Cosens




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PostPosted: Tue 25 May, 2010 8:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

François L'Archevêque http://flarcheveque.com/# does beautiful work and is a pleasure to work with.
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Jason Adams




Location: Gibsonburg OH
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PostPosted: Tue 25 May, 2010 12:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you fellas! I will look at both of those smiths.

What is the importance of spring steel over mild steel? I will not be jousting in it, so I would rather have the steel be similar to the original.

thanks again,
-Jason

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David Teague




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PostPosted: Tue 25 May, 2010 5:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jason Adams wrote:
Thank you fellas! I will look at both of those smiths.

What is the importance of spring steel over mild steel? I will not be jousting in it, so I would rather have the steel be similar to the original.

thanks again,
-Jason


Spring steel is almost imposable to dent or bend.

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Jason Adams




Location: Gibsonburg OH
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PostPosted: Tue 25 May, 2010 6:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Teague wrote:

Spring steel is almost imposable to dent or bend.


No kidding? That is a very cool feature. If I were an active combatant, I would definitely go for spring steel. But our group right now only does display set-ups. Dont get me wrong, I would love to participate in a battle, but there are not enough re-enactors in Ohio Sad I know just about everyone in Ohio that does 15th and 16th century and were a happy little community. VERY little lol

Thank you for the clarification David!

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Dan R




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PostPosted: Tue 25 May, 2010 8:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You could also try Jeff Wassen. If he is available or you don't mind waiting Ugo Serano is brilliant.

I'm not sure if he is taking comissions but there is also Patrick Thaden. Many of the Ukrainian armouries could probably reproduce that helm, try Maxim of Wild armouries.
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David Teague




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PostPosted: Tue 25 May, 2010 10:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dan R wrote:
You could also try Jeff Wassen. .


I would second Jeffrey Wasson.

I had the honor serving as his squire at a reproduction 15th century joust a few years ago and I got to see his workmanship up close an personal as he made his own harness.



Cheers,

David

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Josh Warren




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PostPosted: Thu 27 May, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It couldn't hurt to ask Patrick Thaden. He's done some simply awesome sallets, including a raised from one piece high-quality reproduction of the Scwabischgemund sallet. If anyone could reproduce the piece you want to very exact standards, Thaden can.

www.thadenarmory.com

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Jason Adams




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PostPosted: Thu 27 May, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you for those suggestions. I will look those sites over Happy
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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Thu 27 May, 2010 10:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would also look at this site as his armour and helms are very much historically accurate and of variable thickness as they should be.

His german sallets are particularely good and I'm sure he could duplicate the one you want:
http://www.flarcheveque.com/#

Go into the site click in English/products/helmets

Not cheap in price but I've seen and handled his helms and they were very impressive.

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Chuck Russell




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PostPosted: Fri 28 May, 2010 4:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://flarcheveque.com/# i would definitely contact Franky. hehhee. He's Canada's version of America's Macpherson (IMHO) Other armorers would definitely be Rob Macpherson, Jeff Hedgecock of HE, Patrick Thaden, or check the Armour Archive for some of the Baltic/European guys trying to get a start on things. they have great prices and hit the shapes perfectly.

also check into steel mastery
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Jason Adams




Location: Gibsonburg OH
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PostPosted: Fri 28 May, 2010 5:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent, thank you both for the sterling suggestions! Ive always loved MacPherson's work, but he is a bit outside my price range.
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