Armor for Man, Woman, and Beast

We take Great Pride in all the work we produce.....

But sometimes one deserves the grand spotlight for a moment.

Here you get to see the process from start to finish. Keep in mind that every design is not without pitfalls, even the simple one. Experience our joy, pain, and sometimes frustration.

The Armet

Armets are a style of helmet have been around since the 15th century and encloses the entire head. This particular Armet was commissioned by a customer whose inspirational design was a Warhammer 40k figure. Granted, the armor illustrated in many games, such as Warhammer 40k, is quite elaborate, it is not always functional. In fact, it's rarely ever functional or feasible to produce an exact replica that will be used in actual combat.

No worries though, we are here to help you in the design process. Take a look at the progress. We had to change the design of the Armet, for safety and comfort reasons, but made it the equivalent to what it would look like in real life. With this particular design, we decided to work the shape of the helmet in two halves, which will later be welded together. Each half was cut out of a sheet of 4130 Spring Steel and shaped. The visor will be riveted at the temples and the jaw will open and close like a typical armet. 


  • Neck lames
  • Assemble
  • Blacken and heat-treat
  • Ship

Techniques Used (Initial):

  • Dishing (hot)   Fluting
  • Raising (hot)


  • 4130 Spring Steel
  • flutes, flutes, and more flutes
  • locks (added to the armet for visor and jaw)
  • gorget will also be built

Thoughts :

 John is having fun with this one!

Current Progress:

  June 2nd.  Both halves are fluted and welded.  One nasty blood blister on the webbing between forefinger and thumb on non-hammer hand (fluting injury) and one burn.  

  June 4th.   The cheek/chin guard is shaped and fit.  Loving this.

  June 5th and 6th.

       Visor is looking good and rough mounted.