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The Armourer and His Craft: From the XIth to the XVIth Century
by Charles ffoulkes

Standard reference offers comprehensive, detailed record of 500 years of European armor — manufacture, materials, tools, cost, weight, and more. Over 100 illustrations. Bibliography.

Average myArmoury rating:  (17 votes)

List Price: $16.95

Edition: Paperback

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This item is on 45 member reading lists:

Phillip Nussle :: Unrated
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Mike Goo :: Unrated
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James Hixson :: * RECOMMENDED *
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Todd Hawkins :: Unrated
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Rich Knack :: * RECOMMENDED *
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Scott Hrouda :: * RECOMMENDED *
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Carlo D. Tuzzio :: Unrated
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Sergio Luiz Marquart Roma :: * RECOMMENDED *
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Russ Thomas ::
An interesting book, full of interesting facts and information. Many line drawings and some b & w photographs. The book covers all manner of armour related details, many of them small, but significant and interesting.
—Updated Mar 23, 2008

John Love :: Unrated
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Felix R. :: Unrated
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G.S. Lutz :: Unrated * RECOMMENDED *
An interesting read, but for me it didn't reallyadd to the knowledge I was looking to expand upon, ie: hammer technique, or patterening, or other techniques to improve my craft.
—Updated Jan 6, 2008

Alberto Dainese :: Unrated
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Peter Lyon :: * RECOMMENDED *
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Nathan Keysor :: * RECOMMENDED *
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Eric Meulemans :: Unrated
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Stanford B ::
An old timer starting point with antique answers to questions about arms and armour. It still resides in my library but is not the best resource out in the ether.
—Updated Apr 29, 2007

Hugh Knight :: * RECOMMENDED *
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Chad Arnow :: Unrated
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Richard Fay :: * RECOMMENDED *
This book is an intersting but outdated overview of the craft of the armourer. It includes sections about the tools of the armourer, materials, leather armour, cloth armour, the weight of armour, and the wearing of armour. The book's best features are the excerpts from actual ...
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—Updated Oct 17, 2006

Randall Moffett :: * RECOMMENDED *
Has some very outdated info BUT for anyone studying armour it shoud be examined. Some of the inside pictures are still very useful as are some segemnts in the book. It also has a large number of excellent illustrations and pictures that are helpful to understand the use, fucntion and ...
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—Updated Aug 16, 2006 :: 1 of 1 members found this review helpful

Bob Burns :: Unrated
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Todd Eriksen :: Not Recommended
I don't know. Lots of missing info in this book. I've learned more from Brian Prices book than anything in this one.
—Updated May 4, 2006

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Russ Ellis ::
I can't add a lot more then has already been written. The book is a bit dated but even for a complete armor novice like myself it is fairly easily understood and to my mind seems to be a pretty good starting point.
—Updated Oct 10, 2005

Chuck Russell ::
—Updated Sep 15, 2005

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