Fantasy theme gave a significant push for hobbys in one way or another connected with fencing and armor developing. Of course we can not ingnore this direction. In general, if you want to collect the most realistic fantasy armor - we are at your service! Especially since our armor has a nice design and you can create the necessary image with it.

Part of our armor elements are also suitable for HEMA. But in the future we plan to develop mittens, elbows, knees, etc specially for this direction. Part of our armor elements are also suitable for HEMA. But in the future we plan to develop specially for this discipline mittens, elbows, knees, etc. This direction of fencing is based on medieval fencing books (training books) and special very flexible and light swords are used here.

In fighting stylization, we first of all provide protection and convenience. When developing such armor, we combine the existing elements and parts of the medieval armor existing separately, but in close regions and time frames.

In historical reconstruction, we try to maximally repeat the geometry of the example artifact. The difficulty is that often both the example and the artifact are located far from us. Therefore, such work requires considerable skill.

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Forging of the medieval helmet. Tournament knight armet “Gaston”.

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Forging of the medieval helmet. Tournament knight armet “Gaston”.

ENGLISH Subtitles
In this video, I make the medieval armet on based on two artifacts. They are the Italian sallet (which is what it says on the picture) and the visor which looks like it is german. Even though the source is the skull of the sallet, the right classification for this helmet – closed armet for the fight with clubs on foot.

Forging of the plate leg armor in Kastenbrust style.

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Forging of the plate leg armor in Kastenbrust style.

The armor in Kastenbrust style can be found on the medieval images. There is almost no armor of this style preserved to our days. Their recreation is only possible using medieval statues, bas-reliefs or images.

Helmet crash test. Falchion, mace, poleaxe, halberd against bascinet!

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Helmet crash test. Falchion, mace, poleaxe, halberd against bascinet!

When the gunpowder appeared and bullets started to break the armor the masters of those times started to make the armor thicker.

Forging steel face Bagatur. Eastern style helmet for fighting.

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Forging steel face Bagatur. Eastern style helmet for fighting.

Why Bagatur? Bagatur is a hero of legends and tales, sung about in fierce Eastern epos, closest to Genghis Khan himself.

Forging visors for closed knight helmet.

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Forging visors for closed knight helmet.

In the video, I continue to forge a medieval helmet.

Forging kneecaps for plate leg style Kasten-Brust Armor.

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Armor review by Richard Manns

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Armor review by Richard Manns

ArmorySmith Review

When I first began fighting I had no Idea what I was set to encounter.  I needed protection, but there was such a huge selection of armor and armorers that at the end of a three month’s search I had made little progress towards picking a kit.  I spent days going over pictures and videos posted by European armorers trying to figure out which set or time period really fit me the best. At first, I have to admit, I was very hesitant. Sending money to some company I had never heard of halfway across the world in hopes of getting some armor in return?  There was certainly some worry that sending money overseas was going to disappear into a black hole.  ArmorySmith proved me wrong. 

IMCF 2019 in Ukraine!

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IMCF 2019 in Ukraine!

Recently we discovered that the next IMCF World Championship 2019 will be held in Ancient Kyiv in “The Kievan Rus Park”!

14th century bascinet found in Ukraine

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14th century bascinet found in Ukraine

Judging by the shape Italian (not German) helmet was accidentally found in Bukrin near Kyiv.

Ukrainian Qualifications for the BotN 2018

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Ukrainian Qualifications for the BotN 2018

On the 3rd of February qualifications between Ukrainian teams took place.

Education and Training of the Knights

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Education and Training of the Knights

Who are knights? Beautiful romantics and winners of the tournaments, eternal wanderers and heroes of great battles or unmerciful murderers and conquerors on the king’s watch?

Photosession

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Photosession

January photosession. The truth is without snow. Barbut is equipped with a removable plume of horse tail.

Interview with the headmaster of ArmorySmith

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Interview with the headmaster of ArmorySmith

Author Yanina Lymar

Today I’d like to introduce you to my friend, good person and a great master of his craft. A man, thanks to whom I had stayed in the movement and met most of my current friends.

Jaime Lannister of the 16th century

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Jaime Lannister of the 16th century

tumblr_m95xh286st1rct58lo1_500Fierce German mercenary knight Götz von Berlichingen loved a good feud. As a soldier for hire in the early 1500s, he and his rogue crew of rabble-rousers fought on behalf of whichever Bavarian dukes and barons had the biggest beefs and the fattest wallets.

Our youtube chanel

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Our youtube chanel

Subscribe to our YouTube channel! We have both working process and finished product description captured on video there. We make such videos to get you acquainted with our workshop and our products.

Name change. ArtArmor – ArmorySmith

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Name change. ArtArmor – ArmorySmith

The ArtArmor Workshop – our name for more than 5 years, but unfortunately not mellifluent and difficult to remember. In addition to this, we transfered to the “.com” type of website instead of “com.ua” and our name was already taken. This is why we decided to move forward and to make a little re-branding.