Monday, September 22, 2008

Mr. Merz' armour

This is the two piece body armour I am making for Mr Merz. The armour is fairly straightforward, however he specified handmade belt buckles and laces. Here you can see the holes for the laces which will attach the faulds. I'll put pics of the faulds up tomorrow....grin....the tassets are a little, um, customized, and need to be finished before I can drill the holes in the faulds to accept them.

Click on the images to enlarge them. Here you can see the handmade buckles really nicely, and you can make out the copper rivets which attach the picadills which will prevent the armour from sliding metal on metal.

And a closeup of the buckle. The ring of the buckle is fairly straightforward steel, and the tongue and keeper are made from hammertone forged steel. They look rough on purpose...grin.

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