Last modified 01/06/2004

Armor Web Sites

I have come across many web sites dealing (at least partially) with historical armor and weapons. All comments and categorizations are just my opinions based solely on the information provided on the web pages.

How-To and Patterns for making your own armor

Resources for useful sites dealing with armor

Merchants for places to purchase armor

Other Pages of Merchant Links because I can't list them all

How-To and Patterns

Armor Patterns
Coat-of-plates and ring armor
Cariadoc's Miscellany: The Perfect Armor
Hardened leather vambraces, lamellar armor, and gauntlets
Chainfire Maille and Armor
Mail making and hauberk
Bladeturner Armoury
Mail making, hauberk, mail coif, bishops's mantle, mail gauntlets, mail vambraces, and leather vambraces
Arador Armour Library Construction of Armour
Breastplate, arm armor, leg armor, gauntlets, great helm, spangenhelm, mail making, mail coif, lamellar armor, and leather vambraces
The Making of Wisby Plate Armor
Coat-of-plates and leg armor
Production Mail Techniques
Mail making
Making a Shield
Heater shield

Resources

An Anachronists Encyclopaedia - Links
The Arador Armour Library
Cariadoc's Miscellany
Godfrey's Pictorial Armor Glossary
Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Resource Library

Merchants

Note on categories:

Artifact
Actual original piece
Reproduction
Strives to duplicate original pieces in style and materials
Re-enactment
Uses original styles adapted for re-enactment use
Sport
Designed specifically for sport combat, may or may not use original styles and materials
Mass-produced
Made by companies such as Armaduras Medievales, Gladius, Iberia, Martespa, Marto, and Toledo. Quality varies considerably from re-enactment to designed only for display.

The Armory
Mass-produced armor, shields, and weapons
The Armoury of Bellaern
Re-enactment mail; sport mail
Arms & Armor Inc.
Reproduction armor, shields, and weapons; re-enactment shields and weapons; sport weapons; reference books
By The Sword
Reproduction arrowheads; re-enactment armor, mail, and weapons; sport weapons; mass-produced armor, mail, shields, and weapons
Chivalry Sports
Re-enactment armor, shields, gambesons, and weapons; sport armor, shields, and gambesons; mass-produced weapons; reference books
Christian Fletcher Medieval Armour
Reproduction armor and weapons; re-enactment armor, mail, gambesons, and weapons; sport armor, mail, and gambesons
Crimson Hammer Armoury
Re-enactment armor; sport armor
Fantasy Cutlery East
Mass-produced armor, shields, and weapons
Historic Enterprises
Reproduction armor and weapons; re-enactment armor and weapons; sport armor
Kings Ransom
Re-enactment armor and weapons; sport armor and weapons
The Knife Center on the Internet
Mass-produced armor, shields, and weapons; sport weapons
The Lonely Mountain Forge
Re-enactment armor and weapons; sport armor
Mandrake Armory
Re-enactment armor; sport armor
Museum Replicas Limited
Reproduction weapons; re-enactment armor, mail, shields, and weapons; sport mail and shields
Ye Silver Castle
Re-enactment weapons
Starfire Swords Ltd
Re-enactment weapons
Swords-n-Stuff
Mass-produced armor, mail, shields, and weapons
Talbot's Fine Accessories
Artifacts; reference books
Tuscany Trading Co.
Mass-produced armor, shields, and weapons
Valentine Armouries
Reproduction armor; re-enactment armor

Other Pages of Merchant Links

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