A Vanity page, work South Tower Armouries has done
in the past.
Give you an idea on how far we have come, and what we are up to
In 2009, Chris sent me a picture of a suit he has wanted all his
life....that suit included a really pretty winged helm. This
what we came up with.
This was a fun project. The wings were made
here, and installed on a commercial CAS Hanwei helm.
This is only part way finished though...the points were a bit scary, and so we glued some leather on the back to provide some protection for the lady riding behind him on the horse!
The end result can be found by clicking on the picture below
A little more fluting, a little leather, and the
wings look pretty good.
Roman Helm way
back in 2007
This is MY version of a Roman Helmet. More trouble than I thought it would be, but satisfying nonetheless.
This 350 dollar helm is actually perfectly useable
AS a helmet. It is actually pretty heavy duty!
So, what is special about his helm?
Well, it is a full 12 gauge steel, made from a spinning, and the sides are 16 guage Cold Rolled steel.
To those whose backs go up at the very idea of a spinning being used to make a Roman helm, I simply refer you to this picture...
which is a Roman Helm I found in the British
Museum. A bit battered, but as you can clearly see, a STEEL
spinning inside the helm, and gold plated steel fillling in the
So there. neener neener neener
click on the above image to examine a much larger
more detailed picture.
more of my version below...
I make armour for gods!
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