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Armouronline.com

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:57 pm
by Wolf(conroifitzosbern)
has anyone had any experiences with armouronline.com, formerly knkart?

looking at these:> CZ-02.12 - Knee guard
> http://us.armouronline.com/home/product ... knee_guard
>
> CZ-02.11 - Shank guard
> http://us.armouronline.com/home/product ... hank_guard

but i'm a lil worried due to i was given a pair of their gauntlets and they ere huge, and not made very well.

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 11:05 pm
by Richard deWinter
Not come across them, but would be highly dubious of anyone selling horned "Viking" helmets, dating them as 1000 and 1330 :shock:

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:00 am
by Ian Macintyre
KKART stuff is good cheap entry level kit that will do unless you are very anal. Not for the knightly end but good for the lower end munitions style portrayals.

Its based almost entirely on Central European kit rather than Western which means it often looks slightly odd to us.

It does have the advantages of:

Being cheap
Actually arriving when they say it will
Being what you ordered.
(which is sadly not always true in the UK)

I have a set of their gauntlets still going strong five years on and two sallets that are very servicable. The leg harness is good as well.

The helmets with horns come from the fact that they also serve the huge tourist industry in the Czech Republic that demands the "Gumbier" fantasy type kit.

Personaly I would reccomend them.

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 5:58 pm
by yorkie
tempted by one of the bascinets on this site...some of the other stuff looks ok too, wondering what gauge steel they are using. Also imagine that customs charges will apply. Still, very tempted to make a couple of random purchases.

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 6:27 pm
by latheaxe
Is there gear mass produced stuff or individually made??

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:05 pm
by zauberdachs
why does nobody do purposefully open faced Bascinets?

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:10 pm
by Richard deWinter
Ian Macintyre wrote:KKART stuff is good cheap entry level kit that will do unless you are very anal. Not for the knightly end but good for the lower end munitions style portrayals.

Its based almost entirely on Central European kit rather than Western which means it often looks slightly odd to us.

It does have the advantages of:

Being cheap
Actually arriving when they say it will
Being what you ordered.
(which is sadly not always true in the UK)

I have a set of their gauntlets still going strong five years on and two sallets that are very servicable. The leg harness is good as well.

The helmets with horns come from the fact that they also serve the huge tourist industry in the Czech Republic that demands the "Gumbier" fantasy type kit.

Personaly I would reccomend them.
Excellent - personal recommendation always the best guide - thanks!

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:31 pm
by Ross - Knights et Armis
What standard are the swords?

I ask in connection to typical re-enactor smashing swords together and not to authentic technique?

Are they durable?

I can't seem to find any lowdown on their meterial basis?

Do you think they would just break or chew up? Any one ever bought one?

Ross :D

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 10:50 am
by Phil the Grips
yorkie wrote:tempted by one of the bascinets on this site...some of the other stuff looks ok too, wondering what gauge steel they are using. Also imagine that customs charges will apply. Still, very tempted to make a couple of random purchases.
The usual mix of 16 and 18 gauge from my experience.

Now that Czech Republic is in the EU there are no customs charges and the P+P is reasonable (having bought various odds and sods from the country in the last year).

I have no experience of the swords but many many Czech and Polish armourers out there that do very nice and very cheap stuff. I have some stuff from Jiri at Kovaks(? spelling) and it is very serviceable indeed as is Lutel, but their waiting list is massive now the Yanks have discovered them.

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:00 pm
by yorkie
Just recieved this response from an email query...

''The armour are made from sheet metal - 1,3 mm. We are able
to produce them from thicker material according to your wish. In this case
the price will be increase about 30%.

We usually produce our goods in size XL. But we are able to produce the
goods exactly according to your measurements - see our web paged - the
address https://www.armouronline.com/user/register/ there you will find "
Measurements for Armour - click for pictures ". You can fill in this
chart and setd it to us.
Our usual delivery time is 4 - 6 weeks after client's payment.''

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:08 pm
by DomT
Kovaks stuff seems good.

Flash used one of their blades all last season with minimal wear, including me leathering crud out of it with my assorted noyes kit....no more wear than I'd expect from any other good blade smith's kit. At the price if it lasts a season of heavy use it's a good deal and its already done more than that.

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:35 pm
by Lorang
Just to let people know for the future, the swords from armouronline are really heavy, and not that durable. At least they were not 4 years ago, and as far as I can se nothing have changed since then.

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