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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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TrilbyApocalpysePro Jun 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That is just fantastic! What a great job you have done.
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:iconskaramanger:
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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:icongiuarmours:
Precious learning oportunity! PRECIOUS!!
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:iconneytiri789:
Nice helmet !!
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:icontod309:
That's pretty neat. But it makes me wonder how one could see out of it.
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DryadStudios Feb 14, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is magnificent!
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:iconratchthecaveman:
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 Jan 14, 2009   Writer
sooo awesome! i want your job:)
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Ageofarmour 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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