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.
Required skill level
No previous experience required
What do I need to bring?
Snacks, lunch, water bottle, notepad and pen.
Workshop appropriate - closed-toed 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 will learn the key elements of armour production: design, tailoring, tool use, and shaping metal.
Morning tea/lunch info
Morning tea included. A 1 hour lunch break is included and smaller breaks as necessary.
About the instructor
Medieval Metal ArmorerMore info