I am an acknowledged expert in the reconstruction and restoration of armour, with over 35 years’ experience in the field, working for both private clients and public museums. My appointment as Master Armourer to the Royal Armouries made me the first Master Armourer in England to have his title officialy recognised since the 17th century, and I employ my skills in a wide variety of techniques and materials: the forging of iron, steel, non-ferrous and precious metals; casting in iron and bronze; engraving and acid etching; precious metal plating; patination and reconstruction of original colour finishes; work in textiles, leather, wood and other organic materials.
I combine those skills with a scholarly approach to ensure not just accurate reconstructions, but also that my work adds to what we understand about the manufacture and original appearance of armour, and about the Masters who made it. If you would like to discuss reconstructions of armour, please get in touch via the Contact page.
Please note: since moving to Italy I no longer make edged weapons, and I no longer accept commissions for restoration.