Category Archives: Medieval Armor

The Ultimate Medieval Beer Helmet Holds Two Flagons of Mead

Medieval Beer Helmet

This is perfect for watching your favorite jousting event! If you want to make your own follow these instructions.

Ancient craftsman setting up business on Isle of Man

A traditional craftsman is hoping for a new lease of life in the island. Having studied medieval engraving, metalwork, leather and woodwork for 17 years, quietly spoken Phil Hatton, 45, is now one of the leading proponents in the field. Some of his pieces beggar belief. Take, for example, his largest commissions – a pair…

The 7 Fiercest Gauntlet Gloves of the Medieval Times

During the Medieval Ages, a lot of armor was required during battle. Gauntlet gloves were particularly important because hands were extremely vulnerable during hand to hand combat. Throughout the centuries, the design and style of the gauntlet evolved. Different styles and materials were used to try to maintain the best combination of overall protection and…

White Hart Forge finds history lovers who love artisan work

Hammering iron on anvils and scorching steel in a hand-built propane forge, Dan Klug and Heidi Shewchuk turn metal into art. “I’m working in a craft that has been going on for a thousand years,” said Klug, 49, as he twisted molten hot metal with tongs. “I’m not kidding when I tell my students, ‘Strike…

Armor makers busy ahead of Medieval battle replay

Just like his Medieval counterparts 600 years ago armourer Tomasz Samula has hardly any time to outfit his knights before battle commences. Samula is racing to add the final touches to the metal breastplates, helmets, gloves and other accoutrements needed by the Lublin knights before they take part in re-enacting Grunwald, one of the largest…

Bill Fedun — The Knight

*Archivist Note: There seems to be an increase in the blacksmith trade. I know there are at least three operating in my area. Please contact me if you have a few thousand dollars lying around and would like to donate a suit of armor to the Medieval Archives! Bill Fedun was 18 and bored working…