Group Orders

Group and bulk orders are quite welcome and a discounted price based on the size of the order may be available. Please e-mail to enquire about a group or bulk order with a complete list of what you would like to order including material and finish to see if you qualify for a discounted price. Group orders must be placed by a single designated individual and must be shipped to a single shipping address.

Wholesale Orders

WWholesale inquiries are quite welcome. As a wholesale customer you will enjoy lower prices then even the bulk or group discount. There are of course strings attached. A minimum first time order of 25 or more items must be placed in order to become a wholesale customer. Wholesale purchasers must be using the armor for resale or in the construction of items for resales i.e. shield bosses to make finished shields with. Resellers may not sell items bought from me on e-bay unless I have given permission.…

The Development of Armor in the 14th Century

The 14th century saw the most change in the appearance of medieval armor, virtually changing from all chainmaille (fabric made of small interlocking rings) to all plate armor (large pieces of metal). It was a time of great political upheaval which saw the development of mercenary companies who worked as brigands (a type of bandit) when unemployed. The Hundred Years War took place, which didn’t actually last a hundred years. The feudal system exceeded it’s usefulness and was phased out and due, in large part to economics, there was a large change in the knight and his equipment. The 14th century saw the increase in use of plate, latten (a copper alloy), whalebone, cuirboulli (hardened leather), iron and steel in armor.

The big question is, “Which came first? The chicken or the egg?” Weapons developed along with armor. This was the beginning of the use of the two handed axe, mace, thrusting swords, two handed swords and the longbow with it’s high firing rate and excellent penetration abilities.…