Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Victor and Konstantin call themselves happy people, because they do what they love. Their hobby is quite unusual – the guys make armor and sell it earn their living.

Armor Makers of Today

Their shop is located in Minsk, Belarus. The armor standing in the center costs over $20 thousand. Shields and helmets are hanging on the walls.

Armor Makers of Today

Everything began when they were boys, both had an interest in historic reconstructions. Luckily for them they had useful professions – Konstantin was a sculptor, Victor – a welding engineer.

Initially they were making armor for themselves and their friends, then their hobby turned into a real profession and a business. Their shop opened officially in 2004 and was called “Steel Heritage”.

Armor Makers of Today

They already have orders from America, Europe and the Near East. When they mastered the technology of metal aging, the guys were even asked to make armor for real castles.

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

They are almost like real ones, and they are fully functional, i.e. such armor can be worn and can protect.

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

It took a year to make this one, it’s a replica of armor used around 1530. The order was made by a Minsk businessman who is interested in history.

Armor Makers of Today

Such helmets weigh five kilograms.

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

It’s a real masterpiece!

Armor Makers of Today

Such signs were applied for protection.

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Milanese armor, XV century.

Armor Makers of Today

Making an early medieval helmet.

Armor Makers of Today

Elements of gothic armor, XV century.

Armor Makers of Today

The heaviest armor they have ever made had a mass of 35-40 kg.

Armor Makers of Today

Zishagge, XVII century.

Armor Makers of Today

Helmet visor mould.

Armor Makers of Today

Mould for steel footwear.

Armor Makers of Today

Armor Makers of Today

Rat’s armor, why not?

Armor Makers of Today

It’s hard to believe, but the guys say that an ordinary smith making staircases, for example, earns more.

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6 thoughts on “Armor Makers of Today”

  1. The RUSSIAM people are the Creme de la Creme and the Summa Ultra Summum (in Russian and Dutch the very best of the very best) Comparable with the biggest wonder. Who can defeat them, who can get near them, who can challenge them, and guess who is ULTRA LOVING them.

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  2. Great work, I have been into “sword and shield” reinactment and as a martial art for years, its quite common in New Zealand and Australia. (a lot of the armour and weapons out of the lord of the ring and hobbit movies were made in New Zealand). Its a lot of fun to join a club, and learn about your warrior heritage. A lot of modern techniques and weapon systems are based upon these “olden” styles. : ) thanks for sharing.

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