Blacksmithing and metalworking

Medieval armouring – the 15th century Italian gauntlet with Graham Ashford

Ref: S4D08580


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About this course

Learn how to make armour by making a gauntlet. Using a world renowned Italian design of the 15th century as inspiration, we will work together to recreate at least one gauntlet each. You will learn how to hot and cold shape the metal, rivet, use leather and oil blacken the final piece.


Graham Ashford

A professional armourer since 2008. Graham won a QEST Scholarship apprenticing with Master Armourer David Hewitt at White Rose Armouries for 3 years. Working principally for reenactors, museums and collectors across the world. I have written pieces for historical periodicals and now work from my workshop in Fareham.


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