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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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darkagearmoury Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
very nice :)
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That is just fantastic! What a great job you have done.
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SkaraManger Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
grand work...I'd pay a lot just for something of high level of finish as this...do you sell your work on ebay at all? there are heaps of armours there
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GiuArmours Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Precious learning oportunity! PRECIOUS!!
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Neytiri789 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Nice helmet !!
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magitor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
Avesome!
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tod309 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
That's pretty neat. But it makes me wonder how one could see out of it.
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DryadStudios Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is magnificent!
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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
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Poisonapples Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009   Writer
sooo awesome! i want your job:)
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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 :)
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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?
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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 :)
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coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Student Filmographer
I love this :heart:
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skeldan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
masterfully done
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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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