Making Helmets

This is an entry-level course which introduces the student to the rudiments of plate armour techniques through the construction of a dark age style spangenhelm.

Pattern development, cutting of sheet steel, dishing, fitting, riveting, polishing, gun bluing are among the many techniques covered in this course.

Students leave with a finished helmet customized to their personal design. They are then prepared to explore other aspects of plate armour construction.