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by Arma
Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A couple of questions about black armour
Replies: 1
Views: 1233

A couple of questions about black armour

I have two questions that I would like answers to, if anyone here can help me I would be very appreciative :) 1. I have a breastplate that I am looking to paint black. What type of paint should I use? Was this done in and around the 15th century? 2. I am also looking to purchase a black gambeson/pad...
by Arma
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Medieval reenactment groups in the South?
Replies: 11
Views: 5991

Re: Medieval reenactment groups in the South?

Hounds of the Morrigen is a 15th century reenactment group based in Basingstoke. They have practices every Thursday night; great atmosphere and loads of experienced reenactors :)
by Arma
Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 57427

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

I had heard that blackening armour actually increases its strength, I may be wrong, but certain medieval fantasy franchises have picked up on it. If this is the case, it would make sense to blacken armour considering the negligible weight it would add compared to other strengthening methods.

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