About this workshop
Bring out your inner medieval warrior with this two-day armour smithing experience with armourer, Rob Hayes.
Medieval armour reached its height during the 15th century. Knights and men at arms across Europe were clad in well fitting armour of steel plate that was both highly protective and flexible.
In this workshop, you will learn how to make an arm harness consisting of vambraces (forearm), couters (elbows), and rearbraces (upper arm) in the high medieval gothic style, custom fit entirely to your measurements. Advanced students may also have the opportunity to work on a set of pauldrons (shoulders).
No previous experience is required to participate in this workshop. Students who have completed Rob's Basic Armouring - Make a Pair of Vambraces workshop are welcome to bring along their vambraces to upgrade to a full arm harness.
Required skill level
No previous experience required
What do I need to bring?
Snacks, lunch, water bottle, notepad and pen
Workshop appropriate - closed toe shoes, no hanging jewellery, hair tied back
Maximum class size
Small class size – max 6 participants
What is Included
All instructions, tools and materials are included
You will learn
You'll learn about the tools used in shaping and finishing armour, the fundamental skills of shaping sheet metal.
Morning tea/lunch info
Morning tea included. A one hour lunch break is included and smaller breaks as necessary.
About the instructor
Medieval Metal ArmorerMore info