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.
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.
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”.
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.
They are almost like real ones, and they are fully functional, i.e. such armor can be worn and can protect.
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.
Such helmets weigh five kilograms.
It’s a real masterpiece!
Such signs were applied for protection.
Milanese armor, XV century.
Making an early medieval helmet.
Elements of gothic armor, XV century.
The heaviest armor they have ever made had a mass of 35-40 kg.
Zishagge, XVII century.
Helmet visor mould.
Mould for steel footwear.
Rat’s armor, why not?
It’s hard to believe, but the guys say that an ordinary smith making staircases, for example, earns more.