04/03/2017
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Make your own armour

80c12056-c619-4918-ab11-84f1c255b2b2

The new course is called Medieval Armouring and will teach students how to create a 15th century, Italian gauntlet with armourer, Graham Ashford from 4 to 7 May 2017.

Students will learn how to make armour by creating a gauntlet. Using a world-renowned Italian design of the 15th century as inspiration, students will work with the tutor to recreate at least one gauntlet each. This will include how to hot and cold shape the metal, use leather and oil blacken the final piece.

The course takes place at West Dean College in West Sussex, with its fully-equipped studios, forge and fine-metals workshops. The course includes dinner on the first evening and lunch, tea and coffee throughout the course. Students enjoy use of all the College facilities, including the Computer Suite and Library. Course participants can stay in the beautiful, historic West Dean House, set 100 acres of glorious award-winning Gardens and Parkland in the heart of the South Downs National Park.

The course lasts three four day and is suited for beginners/intermediate and costs £392. For further information and booking go to West Dean College.

Back to News & Articles

04/03/2017 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

Canadian WWII hero’s VC for auction

The VC and other medals awarded to Lieutenant Colonel David Currie are being auctioned in London by Dix, ...


Commemorative watch for RAF 100

Premium British watch brand launches limited edition timepiece to celebrate 100 years of the RAF. ...


50 years of Gavin Gardiner gun auctions

Gavin Gardiner Ltd’s auction of Modern & Vintage Sporting Guns at the Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, ...


Gallant Scotman’s Victoria Cross to be auctioned

The Victoria Cross won by Gunner James Park, chosen to receive the decoration by his comrades, is up for ...


Other Articles

Take to the skies with Fonthill Media

New selection of books from Fonthill Media focus on the RAF and war in the air. ...


Cannon, mines and a skull unearthed

Work to create a deeper and wider channel for the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carriers at Portsmouth harbour ...


New raft of books from Pen & Sword

The military book publisher has a range of new titles from classic conflicts and leaders to WWII. ...


September issue now on sale

The Dunkirk-themed September issue of The Armourer is now available to buy in the shops or via the website. ...