Armor Related articles for the medieval enthusiast. This section contains articles about suits of armor including armor related terms and names of the different pieces required to protect a medieval knight; blogs about armor products and D.I.Y. (Do it Yourself) articles to assist with armor repairs.
The transition from chainmaille armour to plate armour seems to have taken place in the 13th century. The elements of plate armour were emerging as early as the 12th century but did not become primarily dominant until a century later. Some plated armour did not evolve until the late 14th and 15th centuries. Although plate armours popularity and effectiveness far outweighed chainmaille, it was still used in some cases as long as armour was used.
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I know you didn't get a hole in your chain mail from reckless sword fighting, you must have snagged it on the bumper of a fast moving truck. Either way, your have a hole and possibly some missing rings. lets get your European 4 in 1 butted chainmaille, fixed up and even replace those missing rings to match your armor's hard earned, perfect patina.
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Conan The Barbarian Swords and Collectibles have taken many forms throughout the years. The latest license pieces by Museum Replica's Limited are nothing short of impressive. They not only released the weaponry from the popular Arnold Schwarzenegger classic but have also offer the Cimmerian Shield!. One of the most unbelievable parts is that they are real hand forged pieces made by actual sword smiths and armourers!
Thinking about making your own viking shield? Why not, you have some wood working skills a hammer, a saw , a forge..... Oh yeah, most of us don't have a forge but no need to worry we have you covered. We offer two different sized shield bosses forged from carbon steel to help you finish your project. The large boss will accommodate most hand sizes so you can center mount your grip almost flush to the shield. The convex portion of the small boss will not fit your hand but it is perfect for deflecting strikes.
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