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Bladeturner Forum The first change/addition to the site since 2003 is a new, experimental, forum where I and others will answer questions on patterns and techniques on this site.

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Gothic Sabatons Klaus Gehr of OnlineArmory.com has graciously offered up a pattern for a beautiful pair of Gothic Sabatons. Be sure to head over to the Armory to check out their other offerings. Klaus makes some of the finest armor I`ve seen online.

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Norman Helm Armourer Eric Thing has produced a complete set of instructions on making a period Norman Helm. Everything from choice of metals and gauges to cutting, to dishing and rasing is covered in exquisite detail with tons of pictures.
For more articles by Eric Thing, and more armouring info in general, please visit AnvilFire.

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Sallet. Rainald has produced this great reproduction of a classic sallet.

 

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Coppergate Reproduction Based on the orginal (with pictures included), this reproduction of a 8th-9th Century Coppergate helm, is absolutely stunning.

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An Old Favourite. For the first featured pattern of the new page, I`ve decided to go with the first pattern I ever posted (and the first pattern I ever made). Still perhaps the most popular pattern (we`ll know for sure once the voting starts), my version of the hauberk is of the controversial "45 degree pattern." This pattern ensures that the maille on the arms hangs in the correct manner, but this results in a heavier shirt. If you prefer the look and feel that a seam gives, go with this shirt. Otherwise, make a 90 degree sleeve hauberk.

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SCA Trebuchet. For those with enough space, skill, and insurance, the SCA trebuchet is just the ambitious sort of project I know you`ve been looking for. Why bother keeping up with the Jones` if you can just rain down death and destruction upon them?(*)

(*) Bladeturner and Bladeturner Associates does not condone raining death, destruction, holy wrath, or plague upon friends, family, or neighbors.