The Armorer's Workshop: A Step by Step Guide to Making a Medieval Great Helm (2 Disc DVD Course, plus Paper Templates)
Peter Fuller is one of the most accomplished armorers in the world today. Through years of painstaking research and examination of actual period armor, he recreated the traditional skills of armor craft and literally rediscovered this lost art. Now he makes it available to you.
The DVD Course
In this phenomenal DVD course, Peter Fuller takes you step-by-step through the process of making a medieval great helm, one of the landmark achievements in the development of armor and a piece coveted by collectors and re-enactors alike.
Fuller covers every step of this project in meticulous detail, including cutting and profiling the pieces, shaping and fitting, riveting and assembly, sanding and polishing, and constructing and adjusting the leather harness. In the process, he also presents never-before-seen instructions in the lesser-known skills of armor craft, including 'raising' metal to create the domed cap of the helmet.
The skills taught in this three-hour-long video course will not only enable you to make your own historically accurate, battle-worthy helmet, they represent a comprehensive apprenticeship in the armorer's craft.
The Armorer's Workshop: Making a Medieval Great Helm includes two DVDs with a total run time of circa 180 minutes packaged in a case plus three full-scale patterns printed on sturdy paper to help you in the construction of your own great helm.
Also see Peter Fuller's second course, "The Armorer's Workshop: A Step by Step Guide to Making Hourglass Gauntlets", published by Artisan Ideas.