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  • Antique Armour

    Antique Armour For Sale

    This extremely rare embossed French cuirass shown below is dated around 1560-1570 and is all yours for just $38,000 over at the faganarms website.Please click on the image for full details.What do you think of this piece of armour? Please leave a comment below.

  • Basic Armoring – A Practical Introduction to Armor Making

    A Practical Introduction to Armor Making by Paul Blackwell The Arador Armor Library would like to thank the fine folks at Brighthelm and of course Mr. Paul Blackwell for their kind permission to publish Basic Armouring here at Arador. While generally geared towards the construction of sport combat armour, it prevails as an invaluable resource […]

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    Armor Glossary

    Armor Glossary A Ailette A flat plate of leather or parchment which tied to the point of the shoulder. Worn between 1250-1350 to display the owner’s coat of arms. Aketon A padded and quilted garment, usually of linen, worn under or instead of plate or mail. Almain Rivet A munition-grade half-armor imported from Germany in […]

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    Landsknecht Pikeman Armour

    Landsknecht Pikeman armor From the First Half of the 16th Century by Jason Grimes In researching pikemen’s armor there are several research approaches. One is to look at woodcuts or paintings to determine what kind of armor Landsknecht pikeman wore, if any. A second one is to look at period written records of wages and […]

  • How To Make Armor – Introduction

    How to make armor, by Arador. This guide will teach you how to make armor but I strongly suggest you grab a copy of this fantastic book by Brian Price, it makes a great companion for this guide.. If you’re anything like me, chances are you’ve had this unexplainable attraction to things medieval since you […]

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