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Armourers and their workshops: The tools and techniques of late medieval armour production By Nikolas Dupras

PhD Dissertation, University of Leeds (2012) Abstract: This thesis is an interdisciplinary study of medieval armour, with the goal of det…

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0 Jan 26, 2014

The Coppergate Helmet

By Dominic Tweddle Förnvännen, Vol. 78 (1983) Abstract: A helmet was discovered in 1982 during building works at Coppergate, York. The cap…

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0 Sep 11, 2011

A Pot Style Helm By: Gundobad von Ghent

This pattern is copyright (c) 1998, Wise Ogre Armory Permission is granted to duplicate for personal use Pot Style Helm Major Pattern Piec…

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1 Mar 8, 2011
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Terms of Armour Glossary

Action see Aketon Ailette Rectangular pieces of leather, plate, or parchment worn diagonally from the helm to the shoulders in the 13th c…

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0 Feb 27, 2011

Converting a Hide Into Leather or Fur By Red Dwarf (Tony Wernette)

To make fleshing easier, first soak the unfleshed skin in a solution of either salt or borax to loosen the clinging bits of flesh. To make…

Started by Dept of PMM Leather & Link

0 Feb 24, 2011

Cuir Bollei Armour By: Thorgrim

I've read a great many methods of making hardened leather armour, and tried most of them. Here is the method that works best for me. Be sur…

Started by Dept of PMM Leather & Link

0 Feb 24, 2011

The History of Body Armor by Preston Witt

Our history is filled with disputes that have led to many wars. From the ancient use of metal as a weapon, man has later on discovered that…

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0 Feb 23, 2011

The Pembroke Helm By: Gundobad von Dettelmach

This pattern is copyright (c) 1998, Wise Ogre Armory Permission is granted to duplicate for personal use Pembroke Helm Major Pattern Piece…

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0 Feb 21, 2011

Romans take the Greeks Helmet Ideas to New Heights

Influenced by the Greeks, Romans also had a few similar designs to their helmets. There were few different types of Roman helmets as well,…

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1 Jan 20, 2011
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The Medieval Burgonet Helmet

The Medieval Burgonet Helmet held its popularity throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.  With its clear-cut, lightweight style, it was wor…

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0 Jan 20, 2011



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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.


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Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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