By Paul Blackwell
The right way to make your individual armour.
Good for roleplaying or actual combat.
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Extra resources for Basic Armouring: A Practical Introduction to Armour Making (2nd Edition)
3. Make the upper half; place plate 1 over plate 2 with a 20 mm overlap and rivet them together with four rivets. Leave room for rivets at the top (for the top plate) and at the bottom (for plates 4 & 5). 4. Check that the upper half fits your head; it will be difficult to change after the next stage! ) 5. Mark a circle 20 mm down from the top of the upper half then raise/ bend this in a little. 33 HEAD 6. Turn the upper half over onto the steel sheet and trace around the outside of the helm. Add about 2 cm overlap to this and cut the resultant shape out.
Don’t rivet the very top of the helm, or you won’t be able to get the top plate on! You can use one of the lower rivets on each side to hold a chinstrap in place. 5. Turn the helm over onto the steel sheet and trace around the outside of the helm. Add about 2 cm 29 HEAD Figure 9-1: Pot Helm Pattern 30 HEAD 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. overlap to this and cut the resultant shape out. This is the top plate for the helm. 5 cm apart around the circumference of the top plate. Cut around these holes, up to the edge mark line, so as to turn the overlap area into tabs.
Into the centre of the circle and start forcing it through, working from both sides alternately until the hole is almost as big as the outline stitching. 3. Put the needle down through the hole and back out a little further round, whipping over the edge of the hole and the outline stitching. Pull each stitch tightly as you go round. The stitches should just touch as they pass through the hole and radiate out a little. 4. To finish off make one or two small stab stitches from back to front, then lose the end in the stitching at the back.