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Basic Armouring - Make a Pair of Vambraces

Basic Armouring - Make a Pair of Vambraces

About this workshop


Bring out your inner medieval warrior with this full-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 introductory workshop, you will learn the fundamental skills involved in making armour from sheet metal. Through making a pair of vambraces (forearm protection) we will explore the key elements of armour production: design, tailoring, tool use, and shaping metal.

At the end of the workshop, you will take your finished pieces home with you.

Essential information

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Clothing guidelines

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What is Included

You will learn

Morning tea/lunch info

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