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Are these armour parts ready to wear?
These parts are dished in preparation to be made into finished armour. Further work will be required before they can be worn.
How much work is involved in making armour from these parts?
The amount of work varies with the different pieces. Elbows and knees and shoulders will need to be strapped, and if desired, articulated. Breastplates are made to order and may require some trimming, light shaping, and edge rolling, if desired, in addition to strapping. Helm tops require fit up welding and grinding to complete.
What tools are needed?
Tool needs vary from a drill or punch to make holes for rivets to a means of cutting and welding steel. Punching, welding, and grinding are available at additional cost.
Are they polished?
Parts are delivered planished from the hammer. They are suitable as-is but customers may wish to grind or polish for a finer finish.
What gauges are used?
Elbows, knees and shoulders and breastplates are made from 16ga or .01” 6061-T6 Aluminum. Helm tops are made from 14ga stainless steel or 12ga mild steel. Other gauges are available upon request
What materials are available?
Our standard materials are 6061-T6 aluminum, 3xxx series stainless steels and mild steel. Other materials such as brass or aluminum are available upon request. Contact us for quotes.
Are quantity discounts available?
Discounts are available starting with 5pcs of the same item. Discounts are also available on large orders of multiple items. Contact us for details.
Will you work with my patterns?
We will work with your patterns upon request. All customer patterns sent to us are considered the property of the customer and will not be used by us or released to others except by prior agreement.
What are your delivery times?
Shipping times of stock items are generally within a week of our receiving payment. For out of stock or custom orders a delivery date will be determined on a case-by-case basis. For custom orders of more than 5pcs allow a minimum of 6 weeks for shipping from time of payment
Will you do custom sizes?
Our standard items cover a wide range of sizes but should they not fit you we will be happy to customize pieces.
How do I know what size to order?
Our standard pieces fit most people comfortably. If you’re in doubt send us the measurements indicated onn the sizing chart and we’ll match you to the correct size.
Are your elbows/knees designed to be articulated?
Although they are sized to work without articulation we can provide patterns for articulation lames your request.
How are parts shipped?
We usually ship using UPS ground. A tracking number will be E-mailed to you upon request.