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maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« on: 2015-10-31, 15:12:26 »
Gentlemen:

Are any of you aware of where I could acquire a great helm in the style of the Maciejowski Bible? They seem a little different in design than the perfectly cylindrical great helms offered by most suppliers. Also, is there a recommended supplier of accurate mid to late 13th century heater shields with historically accurate straps/handles?

Thank you in advance for your thoughts and ideas.
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W. Edward Graf von Ettendorf-ReBrook, GOTJ

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Re: maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« Reply #1 on: 2015-11-01, 05:13:01 »
Bugger. I used to know where to get one of those helms but I can totally put out the word on an SCA FB group and the Armour Archive if you like.

Shields wise I'd say make it yourself. That way you get exactly what you want and learn a new skill. :)
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Re: maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« Reply #2 on: 2015-11-01, 21:04:47 »
Very kind of you, my dear Thorsteinn. You are indeed a gentleman. I've considered making my shield. It would certainly be a fun project.
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Re: maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« Reply #3 on: 2015-11-02, 02:11:24 »
OK found one place and thats Anshelm Armoury.
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Re: maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« Reply #5 on: 2015-11-03, 02:06:22 »
i always have such a problem with the top when making one of these. i can never get the rim to bend down nice and even.

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Re: maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« Reply #6 on: 2015-11-03, 03:24:09 »
Numerous complaints about Anshelm lately. No personal experience with them, so, just putting it out there.
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Re: maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« Reply #7 on: 2015-11-03, 13:11:37 »
Where'd Sir Edward get his?  He's got a sweet one iirc.
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Re: maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« Reply #8 on: 2015-11-03, 20:55:51 »
Where'd Sir Edward get his?  He's got a sweet one iirc.

Oh yes, I love this thing. I got it from here:

http://www.bytheswordinc.com/p-4020-great-helm-french-md-306.aspx

It took some number of months to get, since I sent them measurements for custom sizing, and ordered it with the leather suspension. It fits perfectly.









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Re: maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« Reply #9 on: 2015-11-04, 03:29:47 »
Sweet!

AND a "chopper" ... where did you pick that up?   8)
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Re: maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« Reply #10 on: 2015-11-04, 15:27:44 »

That one is a Del Tin. I think it was through KoA that I picked it up.
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Re: maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« Reply #11 on: 2015-11-05, 16:34:33 »
Ed really does make a great Totenic knight. harharhar
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Re: maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« Reply #12 on: 2015-11-05, 18:24:46 »
Ed really does make a great Totenic knight. harharhar

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Re: maciejowski bible great helm & heater shield?
« Reply #13 on: 2015-11-06, 14:18:51 »
Gentlemen:

Are any of you aware of where I could acquire a great helm in the style of the Maciejowski Bible? They seem a little different in design than the perfectly cylindrical great helms offered by most suppliers. Also, is there a recommended supplier of accurate mid to late 13th century heater shields with historically accurate straps/handles?

Thank you in advance for your thoughts and ideas.

So, By The Sword for a good Maj barrel helm; go here for your heater:  http://www.oakheartarmory.com - I use them almost exclusively, they're the cheapest you'll find that still has quality and they can set it up however you like:  lefty, righty, guige strap or not, any heraldry design and color as well as rawhide, hose or steel edging (go for rawhide, more historical look), and of course, the angle of the strapping.  Generally they put a curve to their shields unless you request otherwise.
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