|A display of c. 1600 armour reflecting European arsenals
Some general information
|A study of 16th c. breastlate shapes
|A study of some 16th c. helmet shapes
|An example of the effect of distance and height on photographs of a breastplate
|Videos showing armour movement or form
Details of armour including some discussions
|Detailed images of Armour
|Detailed images of some 16th c. rivet heads
|Detailed images and description of the rolls, hinges and pins in the top lame of gorgets
|Detailed images and description of edge treatments on armour.
|Detailed images of some 16th c. Buckles used on armour, mostly on breastplates
|Patches in armour
This maintains a list of new images added to the site. Generally these are linked to the appropriate item.
|Recently added images
The collection is shared on the web to allow for remote education. We also host in person educational experiences for schools, universities and reenactment events. Most of these occur in central North Carolina, but we have worked with groups to arrange for presentations in other parts of the country. If you are interested, please contact us.
Exhibitions and presentations for Carol Woods Retirement Community in Chapel Hill North Carolina.
|Exhibition of Reproductions
|Carol Woods Lecture, June 17, 2005
An example of the items that are used for presentations to local middle schools as part of the unit studying the Middle Ages. We have presented over many years and in several schools in multiple school districts. The normal session provides a quick survey of the development of armour from the 11th through the 16th centuries and it can be extended as needed. We use brass rubbings, manuscript illustrations and woodcuts in addition to reproduction and a few antique pieces as part of the presentation. The collection includes several child-sized armours that were made as halloween costumes, so they provide examples that are the same size as the students.
|School presentation to 6th graders in association with the Medieval unit in Social Studies - March 2011.
Small, in person study sessions for armourers and collectors designed to allow for in depth discussion of a set of specifically chosen pieces which illustrate aspects of the design and craft of armour.
|Study Session - Armour Research Society
|Study Session - Feb. 2010
|Study Session - April 2011
|Study Session - May 2012
|Study Session - 2013
|Study Session - June 2014
|Study Session - October 2015
|Study Session - November 2016
|Study Session - November 2018
In person sessions for the Duke Focus program. The program allows first semester students to learn about a wide range of topics in small working sessions with experts and demostration items. Our sessions are part of the Scientists, Artists and Merchants in Renaissance Europe cluster. Each session is presented to a new year of first semester students, so there is a lot of similarity between the sessions.
|A short presentation for the Duke Focus session Oct. 25, 2015
|A short presentation for the Duke Focus session Sept. 19, 2016
|A short presentation for the Duke Focus session Oct. 17, 2017
Sessions arranged in association with other groups.
|Exhibitition of Armour Oct. 3, 2009 for the University of Atlantia SCA
|Exhibitition and presentation at ConTemporal June 2012
|Items chosen for the Texas Hammerfext 2012
|Items chosen for the Days of Knights 2014 participants meeting
|Items selected for display and discussion at the ULA meeting in Asheville NC Nov. 2016
|Items selected for display and discussion at the ULA meeting in Grand Rapids MI Sept. 2017
|Items selected for display and discussion at the University of Atlantia in Feb. 2018
|Items selected for display and discussion at the ULA meeting in Salt Lake City Utah Sept. 2018
|Items selected for display and discussion at the ULA meeting in Boonville NC Sept. 2019
|Presentation for The Art of Armor in 2022 as a benefit for History Live North East
|Items selected for a video presentation on antiques, reproductions and fakes for SteelSymposium 2022
|Additional items selected for a group discussion held in conjunction with SteelSymposium 2022
|Items selected for an exhibit at the Orange County Historical Museum Feb. 11, 2023 through Dec. 31, 2023
|Presentation in association with the Orange County Historical Museum exhibition Sept. 30, 2023
|Items selected for display and discussion at the University of Atlantia in Sept. 2023
|Items selected for a quick visit to the Jamestown Settlement
|Items studied during an in person study session for Jamestown armorers.
|Items selected for a discussion with UNC Prof. Wayne Lee's graduate students
Some notes on metal movement in armor construction, using non-standard methods.
|Notes on an odd way to build a greave
|Notes covering parts of my discussion at the 2018 "The Forging" in Salt Lake City.
|Notes on making a breastplate from 1/8" plate and a power hammer
If you have questions, contact Wade Allen
This page last updated Dec. 2023