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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Sep, 2020 1:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greetings

Agincourt armour project update. This time I wish to present you the complete leg harness with sabatons. Fully closed cuisses, full greaves with characteristic line around outside ankles. Demi-greaves connected with greaves on rotary pin. All are very characteristic features for English style leg harness. Made of medium carbon steel of various thickness from 1 mm up to 1,5 mm. Heat hardened and tempered up to 42 HRC. Brass bands decoration motive based on example visible on Henry V tournament helm. Hand made steel buckles in set.











Klappvisier bascinet inspired by Sitten helmet from last post now with complete hand sewn lining and riveted mail avential: 9 mm rings.







And another klappvisier bascinet, this time inspired by helmet and visor from Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin c. 1370-1390.









More photos you can find on my website.

Keep safe and healthy!

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Piotr H. Feret
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Exactly 10 years ago I became professional armourer, however I made my first armour pieces about 15 years ago. Through these years I develop my craft step by step by making many interesting projects, but some of them were a really cornerstone for future ones. General I’m content of effect of my work, however I know my limits and understand that there is still a lot to learn and improve. Tens of thousands working hours and uncounted numbers of hammer blows…all this wouldn't be possible without passion, stubbornness and without customers for whom I’m thankful for trust and patience.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Oct, 2020 11:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Piotr H. Feret wrote:
Exactly 10 years ago I became professional armourer, however I made my first armour pieces about 15 years ago. Through these years I develop my craft step by step by making many interesting projects, but some of them were a really cornerstone for future ones. General I’m content of effect of my work, however I know my limits and understand that there is still a lot to learn and improve. Tens of thousands working hours and uncounted numbers of hammer blows…all this wouldn't be possible without passion, stubbornness and without customers for whom I’m thankful for trust and patience.


Piotr,
Congratulations on the anniversary! Happy Your armour is beautiful.

Happy

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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Dec, 2020 11:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Peaceful and cheerful Christmas and all the best for New Year. Especially I wish you a lot of health and let's kick covid's ass in incoming year.


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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Fri 29 Jan, 2021 4:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greetings everyone!

I hope that you all are doing well and in good health despite the nasty Covid. I wish to share with some fresh armour pieces.

Klappvisier bascinet, inspired by helmet and visor from Deutsches Historisches Museum which I presented you some time ago was upgraded by hand sewn lining and riveted mail avential from 9 mm flat rings. Helmet in this "suit" acquired more historical accurate appearance.





Agincourt armour project 1415 update. Finally, last but not least, I wish to present you last part of this set: the great bascinet. Made of high quality mild steel of 2 mm and 1,5 mm thickness. Heat hardened and tempered up to 34 HRC. Brass bands decoration motive based on example visible on Henry V tournament helm. Brow plate and vervelles cover is interpretation based on few effigies from this period. Hand sewn lining from red linen. Weight 6 kg.















More photos you could find on my website.

Best regards from Poland!

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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Sun 18 Apr, 2021 7:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good day!

Some latest armour pieces from my workshop.

Braces with anatomical vambraces made of medium carbon steel.





Transitional leg harness made from medium carbon steel and wax boiled leather, second half of XIV c.





Klappvisier bascinet with “keyhole” visor
Source: bascinet Wallace Collection A74, London; visor Museo Stibbert, Florence
Date: 1390-1410
Culture: Italian
Material: bascinet 2 mm steel 0,3% carbon; visor 2 mm medium carbon steel
Heat treatment: heat hardened and tempered up to 34 HRC (bascinet) and 42 HRC (visor)
Weight: bascinet 2,6 kg; visor 0,72 kg
Height: 31 cm (bascinet); 25 cm (visor)











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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jul, 2021 8:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greetings!

Some summer news from my workshop

Composite braces and hourglass gauntlets
Material: medium carbon steel heat hardened and tempered up to 42 HRC, formed and beeswax hardened leather
Weight: brace 1 kg; gauntlet 0,750 kg
Dating: 1370-1380
Provenance: Italy
Source: BNF Nouvelle acquisition française 5243 Guiron le Courtois

P.S. you can notice that this time the finger plates have slightly dished shape













And hare is new pattern of visored bascinet directly from my workbench: combination of Burgos bascinet and Löwenburg visor.





And another visor (not last one) to the Burgos bascinet is in so called plow style - a little controversial becouse we don't have any original example of such visor for the bascinets survived to our times, however they are richly represented in iconography and art from the period. My interpretation this time have single horizontal eye slit reinforced by inward roll of it bottom edge.





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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Oct, 2021 9:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greetings!

Some classic shapes: early XV c. arm harness with separated spaulders which were inspired by depicts from Altarpiece of St. George, dated for first quarter of XV c., currently in Victoria and Albert Museum in London.







More classic: breastplate based on Churburg CH14 piece. Forged V-shaped stop rib to deflect the points of weapons away from the neck.











Agincourt armour project update: thanks to kindness of my customer I can share with photos of completed armour set as part of potrait of royal family knight. Maybe even the Henry V itself could wear such harness during Agincourt campaign in the north of France.






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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Thu 23 Dec, 2021 11:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greetings!

Some winter news from my workshop.

Complete lining and aventail update for klappvisier bascinet with “keyhole” visor.





Composite braces and hourglass gauntlets based on Guiron le Courtois manuscript in action directly from Italy.





The bascinet based on original from Burgos combined with three visors: Loewenburg, Churburg CH16 and a plow like visor. Each visor is raised without welding. All hardened and tempered up to 34 HRC. Hand engraved brass caps for the hinge's rivets.









And last but not least is visored bascinet based on example from Le Landeron in Switzerland circa 1380-1400.
Front-to-back: 36 cm
Ear-to-ear: 19,2 cm
Height: 29,3 cm
Weight: 4,090 kg
Material: 2 mm steel with 0,3 % carbon
Heat treatment: hardened and tempered up to 34 HRC









More photos you can find on my website.

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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Dec, 2021 12:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In this special time I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Sun 01 May, 2022 4:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greetings!

After longer break I wish to share with little updates from current and past projects.

At first some new look into Burgos bascinet with three visors now complete with lining and aventail.









And also complete Le Landeron visored bascinet with lining and aventail.





Helmet inspired by the Lyle bascinet from Royal Armouries in Leeds, formerly part of Churburg armoury.
Provenance: north Italian from late 14th century
Height: 29 cm
Front-to-back: 35,5 cm
Weight: 4,220 kg











Breastplate with ridge based on various sources from late XIV c. Material: hot forged 2 mm medium carbon steel. Heat hardened and tempered up to 42 HRC. Very narrow tailored natural waist line.







Some more photos you can find directly on my website.

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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Fri 06 May, 2022 9:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That was a long journey but finally I can share with you my new armour workshop. After almost 12 years in rent place, which was in the past old tractor garage, I moved to workshop designed and built directly to my requirements. I started planning it 5 years back and it took 2 years of building. In last few months despite the regular armouring work I was preparing the new workshop and in last weeks it become fully operational...this is huge step forward for me and huge step in developing my craft. This is it.




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PostPosted: Mon 09 May, 2022 6:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Congratulations, Piotr,
It must be quite a reward to have a purpose-built space. It looks very tidy, organized, and ready to put to work!
-Adair
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