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Almain rivet armour

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Lucky enough to have got an almain armour from Per Lillelund Jensen, a fantastic armourer working in Scandinavia. He's probably done more of these than anyone else, he's really got a good eye for it and has done a lot of study on this area. Based on various extant items in English collections public and private. Will be used for this summers 'Clash of Kingdom' events at EH sites in the North.

Was going to be linseed oil blacked but Per said the shapes got a bit lost so the matt polish it now has shows it off better.
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Dude! Sweet!

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Yes, i am rather pleased, very nice outcome to the project. Have to say that Fred Ryalls work for Tod is looking v nice too.

I just didn't want to go down the 'its dads armour from Bosworth with a different hat' approach. And I'm not even doing the Flodden event!
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I'm afraid, I have sort of done "old fashioned armour" updated route.

I've changed and helmet, swapped bevoir for a gorget, new lamed tassets and new bears paw sabatons.

I should have some pictures of it all together next week, so we'll see what people make of it.

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updating is fine. Recycling is fine. But an armour that's getting on in years is a lot different to one that was made in the 1470's style but only a couple of years old in reality. Especially if you want to be in a decent unit, with new armour being supplied (Scottish especially) and new distinctive styles at that.

Anyway, off to dig up King Arthur for a tv thingy, Glastonbury here we come!
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A very nice example.

I was looking at the one in Winchester the other week and was struck by how nicely it was shaped and made, even though it's 'cheap and nasty' 'munitions grade' armour.

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Emrys or 'Master M' did the restoration work on that 35 yrs ago, says he'll dig out the pics of its original state at some point which will be interesting to see....
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Very nice indeed!

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Fox wrote:I'm afraid, I have sort of done "old fashioned armour" updated route.

I've changed helmet, swapped bevoir for a gorget, new lamed tassets and new bears paw sabatons.

I should have some pictures of it all together next week, so we'll see what people make of it.
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Shiney! Looking good to trounce the Scots in...never a bad thing! :-)
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You flash git!

It's really nice to see some-one looking the part! :D Go get them sir! :thumbup:
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Mark Griffin wrote:Yes, i am rather pleased, very nice outcome to the project. Have to say that Fred Ryalls work for Tod is looking v nice too.
Fred didn't make mine. The Almein rivet and my casonette was made by Adam Blockley. The arms and gauntlets were started by Willy Trambone and Co in Ukraine and finished by Graham Ashford at Greenleaf, unfortunatly the gorget is way too small and Martin Bevin is making me another one. My bellows face sallet was made by St Georges Armoury. I said I didn't want to do armour :lol:

I was going paint mine but time is against me and it looks better as it is.

Griff that set is most excellent, but then why is that not a surprise.

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Sorry for the misappropriation! Freds would have been just as good had he made it. But Adam has done a fine job plus the others. Apart from the bits that don't work...

Mine just been collected from a workshop in Sweden and on the way......
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