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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Sun 17 Feb, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greetings!

Today I wish to present you some new armour pieces which I made recently.

Refreshed version of hourglass gauntlets based on effigie of Bernabo Visconti, dated for last quarter of XIV c. Fully made of medium carbon steel and heat hardened and tempered up to 42 HRC. Weight of one gauntlets 0,730 kg.





Italian export cuirass based on effigie of baron Louis V de Lichtenberg +1471: https://www.flickr.com/photos/roelipilami/1569124884/in/album-72157602380085948/ Fully made of medium carbon steel of various thickness: from 2 mm to 1,2 mm. Heat hardened and tempered up to 42 HRC. Handmade steel buckles in set. Total weight 11 kg.



















I hope that you like it. More photos you can find on my website.

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Xavier Winking




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PostPosted: Mon 25 Feb, 2019 3:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Already said it on facebook, but as always, marvelous work. You're really taking huge steps into 15th c armor.
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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar, 2019 12:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you Xavier for positive feedback. I like work on late XV c. pieces which I find very developmental for my armouring craft.
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Michael P. Smith




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PostPosted: Fri 01 Mar, 2019 6:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Your armour is amazing. It makes me wish I wasn't so fat!
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J. Hargis




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PostPosted: Sun 03 Mar, 2019 8:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael P. Smith wrote:
Your armour is amazing. It makes me wish I wasn't so fat!


Michael, think of it as cushioning against the blows, a natural armour.

J.

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Michael P. Smith




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PostPosted: Mon 04 Mar, 2019 5:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

J. Hargis wrote:
Michael P. Smith wrote:
Your armour is amazing. It makes me wish I wasn't so fat!


Michael, think of it as cushioning against the blows, a natural armour.

J.


Yeah... that's it!! LOL. Still, I love the silhouette and elegance of work at this level. Even when I was doing armored fighting, I was rather bigger than the lines were designed for. Happy
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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Thu 07 Mar, 2019 10:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you very much Michael. In case of size - larger armour also have elegant look and nice silhouette, just look on armour of Ulrich IX von Matsch CH 19 from Churburg armoury.
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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Sep, 2019 10:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greetings!

I would like to present you few armour pieces made quite recently.

Hourglass gauntlets with a bit of gold. Made of medium carbon steel, heat hardened and temepred up to 42 HRC = 410 HV. Knucles and fingertips covered in 24 karat gold.







Full leg harness
Material: medium carbon steel, brass, leather
Dating: 1380-1385
Provenance: Italy
Source: BNF Français 343 Queste del Saint Graal / Tristan de Léonois











And now something direct from my workbench: great bascinet and cuirass, part of armour set from battle of Agincourt period in progress.









I hope you enjoy it and few more photos you can find on my website.

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Jean Henri Chandler




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PostPosted: Tue 03 Sep, 2019 7:15 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful work Piotr!

Jean

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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Sep, 2019 8:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you very much Jean Happy
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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Sun 20 Oct, 2019 12:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Good day!

Moving forward with Agincourt armour project. Next charateristic elements of english style, despite the great bascinet and cuirass with separate downward lapping paunce, are braces with integrated spaulders:



Great bascinet, arms and legs will have brass bands decoration characteristic for armour in english style. Decoration motive will be based on example visible on Henry V tournament helm and here are samples of my interpretation:



Stay tuned as this armour will be even more english than red telephone box Wink

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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Sat 23 Nov, 2019 12:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some news from my workshop which may interest you.

Refresh interpretation of visored bascinet based on helmet A69 from Wallace Colletion. Last time I challenged with this model six years ago. Helmet made of high quality mild steel of 2 mm thickness. Skull made of two hot raised halves, welded together. Visor hot raised from one piece steel, without welding. During raising process steel thickness changed: from 3-2,5 mm thick around visor beak peak down to 2-1,8 mm on edges. Heat treatment up to 34 HRC.
Height: 28,5 cm
Ear to ear distance: 19,5 cm
Front to back distance: 37 cm
Weight: 3,650 kg









More photos, also in progress from forging, you can find on my website.

Update from Agincourt armour project. Braces with spaulders and gauntlets, after many hours of laborious work, was trimmed with brass decorations. Gauntlets received decoration very characteristic for English style followed by many effigies from late XIV c. to early XV c.









Thank you for attention.

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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Sun 22 Dec, 2019 4:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The Witcher series and last Star Wars appeared, Christmas is comming...really vertigo for end of the year. Walk calm through these turmoil and hastiness. I wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!



And a little bit more Christams product placement Wink


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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jan, 2020 3:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greetings in new year!!!

I wish to share with progress in Agincourt armour project, step by step I'm going forward. I present you complete arm harness with integrated spaulders and hourglass gauntlets. 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. Despite the brass decoration on gauntlets, very characteristic for english style, I also made new type of fingers based on what is seen on effigies. Braces are equipped with hand made steel buckles.













And some close up for hourglass gauntlets:







I hope that you like it and few more photos you can find on my website.

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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Sun 19 Jan, 2020 8:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, I'm not an historical armor expert, but the shape and finish of those pieces looks great and the brass really makes it 'pop' visually.
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Piotr H. Feret
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PostPosted: Tue 21 Jan, 2020 12:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you very much J.D. Big Grin You are right brass decoration makes a significant difference.
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