Arms & Armour

 

From time to time we have been asked to build mannequins to display original armours for museums and private collectors, a rare privilege. This has taught us a very great deal about the breath-taking skills of armourers, how to handle armour and how to ‘find’ the size and proportions of the armour’s original owner. Once properly fitted on a human form, armour seems to breathe and come alive…

Above right: A mid 15th century Italian armour at the Historical Museum in Berne, Switzerland.
Above left: A display of armour and the tactical skills of Swiss soldiers, ancient and modern, at the Musée Militaire, Colombier, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

 We would like to thank Ian Ashdown for sharing his vast knowledge and experience of arms and armour and helping us whenever we have asked. A master craftsman second to none…

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