Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction : The 14th Century
Few historical icons can match the evocative power of the medieval suit of armour, and this epic new book is a complete course in the tools and techniques of the modern armourer's art. Through more than 1,000 detailed photos and clear instruction, Brian Price presents a working handbook for aspiring and active armourers who want to develop their skills in the production of medieval armour in the style of the 14th century. The book is divided into four sections: a sweeping history of armour and its production from its medieval roots to its modern revival; a practical introduction to all the tools and supplies necessary to equip a modern workshop; a thorough review of key techniques; and a series of actual courses in constructing armoured defenses for the head, body, arm, hand and leg. Taking the reader through the construction of an authentic medieval harness from conception to completion, Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction is a vital addition to the libraries of serious craftsmen, historians, collectors and researchers.
- Paperback | 526 pages
- 213.4 x 274.3 x 27.9mm | 1,610.27g
- 15 Sep 2008
- Paladin Press,U.S.
- Colorado, United States
- New edition
- New edition
- photos, illus.
Table of contents
Section One The Armourers Chapter 1 - A Brief History of the Armourer and His Art Chapter 2 - Armour Reproductions: Armouring for Collectors and Museums Chapter 3 - Armouring for Reenactors: Tournament Societies and Medieval Feats of Arms Chapter 4 - The Modern Armourers Section Two Tools and Supplies Chapter 5 - The Armourer's Workshop Chapter 6 - Tools Chapter 7 - Supplies for the Armoury Chapter 8 - Concerning the Selection of Metal: Iron, Steel, and Latten Section Three Techniques Chapter 9 - Steps Required for All Pieces Chapter 10 - Training the Hammer and the Eye Chapter 11 - Conducting Research Chapter 12 - Taking Measurements Chapter 13 - Design, Patterning, and Fitting Chapter 14 - Cutting and Deburring Chapter 15 - Basic Hammerwork Chapter 16 - Enhancing Techniques Chapter 17 - Riveting and Welding Chapter 18 - Raising: The Cornerstone Technique Chapter 19 - Annealing, Heat-Treating, and Tempering Chapter 20 - Engineering the Joint Chapter 21 Latches, Catches, Hinges, and Buckles Chapter 22 Grinding and Polishing Chapter 23 Decorative Enhancements Chapter 24 Strapping and Leatherwork Chapter 25 Padding and Arming Points Chapter 26 Weaving Mail Chapter 27 Working in Cuirboille Chapter 28 Caring for Finished Armour Section Four Projects Chapter 29 Armour in the 14th Century Chapter 30 Defending the Head Chapter 31 Defending the Body Chapter 32 Defending the Arm Chapter 33 Defending the Hand Chapter 34 Defending the Leg Appendices Appendix A The Company of Saint George Appendix B Glossary of Technical and Medieval Terms Appendix C Sources Appendix D Select Bibliography Index
Our customer reviews
Brian goes into a lot of detail on how to make medieval 14th century armor. This book shows you how to make armor with several projects including: how to make a visored bascinet helmet, hourglass gauntlets, greaves and a Wisby breastplate. Filled with many black and white photographs showing you in clear detail the steps used and showing examples of original pieces of armor from the 14th and 15th centuries. An excellent book for all who have an interest in wanting to know how to make their own armor. Read our reviews about other medieval books by visiting www.themedievalbookstore.comshow moreby themedievalbookstore