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Burgonet and Buff by Ageofarmour Burgonet and Buff by Ageofarmour
This is what has been keeping me so busy lately. I am doing some restoration work on an original 16th century "Black and White" armour for a customer.

Many of the parts of the suit are badly damaged or missing so I am making some replacement pieces from scratch.

The helmet is an original Nuremberg piece from the late 16th century but the buff (face and chin armour) is a piece that I have made and antiqued to match the existing helmet.

Though challenging, it is quite fun matching the hammer marks, dings and scratches of the centuries old original.
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Daliaredocean Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice!
darkagearmoury Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
very nice :)
TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That is just fantastic! What a great job you have done.
SkaraManger Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
grand work...I'd pay a lot just for something of high level of finish as you sell your work on ebay at all? there are heaps of armours there
GiuArmours Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Precious learning oportunity! PRECIOUS!!
Neytiri789 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Nice helmet !!
magitor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
tod309 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's pretty neat. But it makes me wonder how one could see out of it.
DryadStudios Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is magnificent!
ratchthecaveman Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
awesome work i love this Burgonet, the detail is quite nice and the black is my Fave IMO im not a fan of Shjiny Armour =P
Poisonapples Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009   Writer
sooo awesome! i want your job:)
Ageofarmour Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Well you can have it! Hehe... I'm kidding, I do love my job.

There is a lot of demand for armour. I honestly wish there were more custom order armourers in the world. I think the main reason there aren't more is that the amount of time involved vs what customers are willing to spend makes it difficult to make a living wage. The market curve is more of a sharp spike hehe.

I have always said that I would rather be poor doing something I love than to be rich doing something I hate :)
Jogirider Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
really well done. I dont know anything about metal work, but you really have a good eye. The differences between the new and old are non existent(in my eyes). Could you probably tell if you saw this helmet somewhere on display?
Ageofarmour Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Hard to be honest AND modest on that question LOL!

I can see the differences but I don't think many others would notice anything unless they looked hard. The black surfaces are a little different in bright light. Both pieces have an amber tint to the varnish but the original is a little more yellow and has a bit more of a waxy look.

Though I did antique the inside, the differences are more noticeable viewing them from the back. The original has a few centuries of oiled rust scale that I just couldn't duplicate in a reasonable amount of time.

The rivets on the buff are a little bit larger than the the ones on the helmet also.

I was pretty happy with how it turned out though... More so when I got the customer's reaction :)
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Student Filmographer
I love this :heart:
skeldan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
masterfully done
AWdeV Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Very nice work, the pieces you added look like they were made in the same time as the helmet itself, meaning the antique-ing is excellent. Great job, it looks beautiful. :)
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