Black armour - right or wrong?

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Colin Middleton
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Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

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Mark Griffin wrote:Do you mean true lacquer, and in England Colin?
Yes. I'm not sure if they were used in England, it's a bit after my period.

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Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

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True lacquer is from the far east. So the Dutch might have had it from the late 16th cent but here there is other stuff possible. You can add pigment to varnish for example, we certainly did that on other stuff. No so sure about armour. A delicious decadent historical trifle. Thick performance jelly topped with lashings of imaginative creamy custard. You may also get a soggy event management sponge finger but it won't cost you hundreds and thousands.

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