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Gothic Armour - Full View. by Ageofarmour Gothic Armour - Full View. by Ageofarmour
Another photo of one of the Gothic armours I have made. The suit is made from 20 to 14 gauge mild steel and brass.

This armour was made over a period of about 10 years, working on between other orders. I lost count of the time involved but I assume it was probably in the thousands of hours.

This suit was sold to the UK Royal Armouries where it is now being used for educational programs and demonstrations.

While I am moderately happy with how the suit turned out I know I could have done a lot better. A couple of years ago a customer ordered another suit like this from me and has given me the OK to go all out on it :) Now that I am caught up on most of my previous orders I have started on the new suit. Because I will be making this new armour much more detailed, but will be working on it full time, I expect it to take 18 months or so to complete. I will try to post pictures of the new harness as it progresses.

I have a bit more information and photos on my website at [link]

I have added CC license to this image. Your welcome to use this image in reports, artwork or any other non-commercial projects you like. A link to my website is always welcomed but not necessary. For commercial use feel free email me and I am sure something can be easily worked out... I can provide commercial projects with a higher resolution photo too.
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Given 2008-07-18
I don't even know where to begin in describing how beautiful and amazing I find Gothic Armour - Full View. by ~Ageofarmour. The details, the craftmanship, the incredible time and effort it takes to create something this fantastic and authentic. I'm in awe, and so should you be! ;) ( Featured by Myana )
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Toonical Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, I wonder if there is any medieval renaissance steam punk armours...
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BlackJack12349 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the shoes.
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ardashir Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
With those long sabatons (I seem to recall those being the name of the armored shoes; many apologies if I'm wrong), I'm assuming that this is meat as horseman's armor.
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Hamanic Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
could you tell me, how much does it cost?
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Uponbatishwings Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i want it sooo bad!
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Aperture64 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredible display of skill.
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KlinkHammer Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
historically, what are the pointy feet for?
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RowanGingerRaven Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Phenomenal!
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Ipritas Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Amazing armour! I have a question for you. How do you atach brass borders. Do you use rivets or spme sort of pins?
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aguiaia Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Student General Artist
:noes: are you kidding you did that ....

i mean ! i knew that there were people that still do it but i never though i could find ONE!!!!

my god you are the best!!!!!!
:+fav: FAV!!!
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Aranglinn Featured By Owner May 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
looks somewhat alike to Sigmund D'Tyrol's armor... does it has anything to do with it??

anyway... the work is simply amazing, cannot describe it with words...
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Manamanah Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is by far the finest full suit of gothic armour that i have seen ever. The most i can do is a bit of chain maile work. I would like to see you do an ornate Maxamillian suit. Or perhaps re-create the armour seen in the game world of warcraft, maybe the armour of Arthus. A company called either epic blades or epic weapons have recreated the sword of Arthus, frostmourne.
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Myana Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey! I've featured your deviation here: The Artisan Crafts Gallery, #60 - The best of...


feel free to hit that :+favlove: button on the article...

;)
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Ageofarmour Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009   Artisan Crafter
I'm honored! I almost had a heart attack when I saw the gallery though... YAGGOB's oragami Camel Spider jumped out of the page at me. We have those where I live and they scare the crap out of me LOL!
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DryadStudios Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am in awe, this is a piece to be proud of.
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tod309 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009
I may try making something like that out of cardboard.
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Ageofarmour Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Artisan Crafter
You should :) Making armour in cardboard is a great way to do patterning and learn more about articulation. I make sections of the armour out of poster board to see if everything will work properly before pounding out the steel.
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tod309 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
I'm actually working on 2 suits of armour made of cardboard: A Mongol and a Samurai. I have parts of my Mongol armour in my gallery.
The samurai one is still being worked on.
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FrisianDude Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Absolutely awesome, I wish I could afford one of those. (Or afford to make one!)
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AWdeV Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
That's a beautiful suit of armour. I'm in awe. I'm also quite surprised to see boots that are so pointy. Was that a touch of fantasy or were boots that pointy actually used? :O_o:
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Ageofarmour Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009   Artisan Crafter
It was just one of those strange fashion things of the late 15th century. While they would do some damage if the guy decided to kick pedestrians as he rode by on his horse I think it was more of a fad than a warfare thing.

I believe the idea was that the longer your shoes were, the richer you were. An example of the Gothic era pointed toes taken to the extreme is the shoes commonly worn by jesters with the ends so long that they have to curl them back. I assume this was a little bit of a joke in the day, making fun of the ridiculous fashions of the rich... Along the same lines as Zoolander and his uber-small cell phone.

About 50 years later the style went the opposite direction and the toes were more like duck feet hehe. The cloth (or leather) shoes of the time period were like this too. You might have seen the painting of King Henry IIIV wearing shoes that are very wide at the toes.
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AWdeV Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Yeah, I found somewhere else that they were a fad. Pretty silly one, but the armour still is impressive. :)
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
Is that a bevor and a visor!? I didn't know there was such a thing!
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Pizzasemmel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
this is the result of true dedication

impressive
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adamopacino Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008   Digital Artist
you have the hand of a great craftsman! Outstanding!
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TomWilcox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008
Outstanding workmanship and design. :-)

Congrats on the DD!
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Falon2007 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
wow truly amazing!
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karibous-boutique Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh... This is incredible. I simply cannot imagine how you could bear to part with something that you'd invested so much work on -- though I suppose $12.5K would probably be something of an incentive. :giggle: In an age of Kevlar flak jackets, it's hard to imagine a time when people wore suits like this for protection. Your work is not only breathtaking, it sends the mind spinning into history and fantasy. Thank you for sharing this masterpiece with us!!
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Jacobea Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: It's beautiful :love: It looks just like it could have been made in Medieval Europe :D
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DreamMrSandman Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
This is AMAZING
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DragonofRampage Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
That is amazing. I have trouble spending more than 3 hours on a piece of artwork, and yet you spent 10 years. I tell you what, that looks the most accurate to any armor I have seen. For a second I thought I was looking at a photograph of a piece I saw at the cleveland museum of art during the arms and armor display. Wonderful work.
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Quistilixians Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
This looks really cool man...but why is it seemed to me that the armor in the part of his crotch is kinda vulnerable? :XD: :peace:
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abrighterdawn Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
This is completely amazing! It just blows me away; Excellent Job!
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Aqua-Lamb Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
I would think it would be fun to try and walk in that, lol. But god, 10 years on one peice. Just amazing..I have no patience and also hate metalwork and such.
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mythfits Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Totally astounding!!! In the face of my ignorance as to what is involved in this, it is as if you were a magician. Thank you for sharing your gifts with us!!
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omikron1989 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
the shoes look a bit hard to walk in
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royaled123 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Amazing.

But the penis pouch is just kind of.... weird...
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goldenstream Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
cool!
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JigensMobsterGirl88 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Well done :D
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
That is an astounding piece of metalwork.

You are very skilled, and not just a little patient it seems!

Congratulations on the Daily Deviation. (A rather unique one too. ^_^ )
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H4M15H Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
:jawdrop:
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ObsidianGem Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008   Traditional Artist
That's beautiful! Very well done.
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Nightshade-Black Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Lol, I love how you made the crotch roomy, LOL!. The toes are wicked.
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InKibus Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
Stunning stunning work! :jawdrop:
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SirZebra Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
You are truly a master of your craft.
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Elephantking89 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow he's got long feet and a sweeet piece of metal to wear
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KriegsaffeNo9 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Now that is a sexy suit of armor!
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Hayal-Savascilari Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
thats perfect !
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cougirl94 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
And you make armor? That's AWESOME!!!! :D
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