Before there was
Iron Man, there were iron men - medieval knights who forged metal
suits in preparation for warfare.Few historical icons can match the
evocative power of the medieval suit of armour, and this epic new
book is a complete course in the tools and techniques of the modern
armourer's art. Through more than 1,000 detailed photos and clear
instruction, Brian Price presents a working handbook for aspiring
and active armourers who want to develop their skills in the production
of medieval armour in the style of the 14th century.
book is divided into four sections:
sweeping history of armour and its production from its medieval
roots to its modern revival
-a practical introduction to all the tools and supplies necessary
to equip a modern workshop
-a thorough review of key techniques
-and a series of actual courses in constructing armoured defenses
for the head, body, arm, hand and leg.
the reader through the construction of an authentic medieval harness
from conception to completion, Techniques of Medieval Armour
Reproduction is a vital addition to the libraries of serious
craftsmen, historians, collectors and researchers.
pages, Paperback, B&W, 8.5" x 11", © 2000
Order Number: VAP926............$60.00