Make a Breastplate
In this 2 day course, we explore working with large plates of steel to create what are typically the single largest components in plate armour construction.
Students have the choice of making either a muscle breastplate of Greco/Roman design or a one or two piece breastplate of the 15th century.
Using 18 gauge steel this course includes a lot of dishing and focuses on achieving an ergonomic shape. Edge rolling and strapping are covered.
We only have enough time in this course to build the breastplate, but we will also teach the student the necessary strategy and skills to create and build the back plate at home.
The prerequisite for this course is the helmet course.