2017-06-22 07:22:44-06:00

Round Forge

I acquired this old forge through the local guild. It pays to remind people that you are looking. This is built inside an old steel tractor wheel. It is about 36 inches inside diameter. The blower required some oil, and a handle nwo it works great. Now I just need to build a side draft hood for it. Forge

2013-10-11 11:12:56-06:00

Turkish Armour

Armour from the TOPAKAPI musuem in Istanbul

This was labeled as the armour of the sultan's bodygaurd. The armour is a combination of maille and bands of metal. The rivited maille had a round cross section except for the overlapped ends.

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