Raised out of 1.6mm CS70 steel and air hardened, these couters are styled on artwork of early 14th century men-of-arms from England. Featuring a typically English ridge in the centre which is round in form and bleeds away to nothing on either side. Such ridges were common feature on many English armours and becomes more prominent into the 15th century and is becomes seen a lot in the form of vine fluting.
Riveted to the side of each couter is a circular disk or rondel made from 1mm CS70 steel and air hardened. It is lightly convex in shape to increase its strength. Polished to a reflective standard, however grinding marks have been left in to match originals.
A supple red leather strap is mounted with countersunk flush rivets and buckle with teeth based upon 14th Century originals.
The couters measure 145 mm wide , built to fit over a padded arming garment and maille.
If these couters are made to order or should you like ones which are styled differently to these, please email your requirements.
Hand crafted embossed lion styled faces in spring steel by a UK armourer, mounted on yellow leather backing. Available to order, please email me for a quotation.
Forged from 1mm spring steel which has been air hardened, they are incredibly light weight and yet very protective. Suitable to wear laced through maille and appropriate for late 13th century and 14th century armours.
Each face is riveted to a stiff leather backing, dyed yellow to resemble a lion's mane, and with triangular cut outs. Lightly polished and with a long fitted leather thong for attachment to each.
These are attractive hand made shoulder defences, great for embellishing your outfit - giving a knightly persona. Effigies and contemporary artwork show this style of embossed face being worn by English knights in the period of 1250 - 1350 A.D. (C.E.).
Each defence measures circa 6 inches in diameter; 8 inches if the leather is included.
Jousting saddle steel commissions welcome. Please email.
We can convert either Portuguese / Spanish saddles or an English GP saddle if needed. Spring steel fronts and/ or backs, flame hardened. Full leatherwork is also available with silk velvet coverings, spurs and stirrups.
Please contact me for a discussion and quote. If you are providing your own saddle, we will also need to undertake a suitability / condition assessment.
Made to order. These are raised from 1.6mm mild steel they have a sharp medial ridge and a flare protruding out over the pectoral muscle. Fitted with a brass band which has been engraved with wiggle work and received punch work similar to that found on other 14th century armour, most noticeably the 14th century spaulder in the Metropolitan Museum New York.
Strapped with blue leather and held with a hand made buckle based on originals. As artwork commonly depicts the spaulder is trimmed with flat ring round rivet maille sewn onto the leather banding. The maille has been finished with brass ring dagging (purchased from Capapie a leading UK supplier of maille). They have been ground and polished to receive a standard suitable for the period.
These spaudlers are made to order. The ones depicted are 7 inches tall and 4 inches wide and will fit a bicep circumference of circa 13.5 inches to 14.5 inches. These are also available in different sizes on commission basis to a custom size or style, and in mild or spring steel, as required.
Please email for a quote and to discuss your requirements.
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