Swiss bascinet raised in one piece and Innsbruck sallet

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Swiss bascinet raised in one piece and Innsbruck sallet

Postby Thorkil.pl » Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:31 pm

Hi everyone.
This is Gracjana, Thorkil's wife. Thorkil is busy with finishin Churburg arms, so I will write few words, here.

Most of you know him as a maker of dark age helmets. So, we wanted to show you 2 of our newest helmets. Please, feel free to comment.

Sallet based on original piece produced in Innsbruck (1495).

1) hand forged, as always
2) visor - hot-forged in one piece with charcoal.
3) thickness of steel : bowl 2,5mm medium-carbon steel; visor 2mm spring steel; neck - 1,5mm medium-carbon steel,
4) unfortunately, the bowl has been welded, but our customer couldn't afford raised in one piece bowl
5) high-polished, unfortunately , that was customer's wish.

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Gallery of helmet with photos of original piece. http://www.thorkil.ovh.org/innsbruck_sallet.htm

Swiss klappvisor bascinet based on original piece from Valeria Castle in Sion.

1) bascinet raised in one piece of steel and visor raised in one piece of steel, so no welding!!!
2) everything hot-forged with using charcoal
3) hot forged hinge
4) medium-carbon steel
5) Thorkil started forging with 3mm steel, but in ready helmet thickness of steel vary in different points of the helmet. at the top it is about 2,6mm and edges has about 1,4 - 1,2mm
6) satin finished
7) weight - circa 2900 g

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Gallery of helmet with photos of original piece.
http://www.thorkil.ovh.org/swiss_klappvisor_eng.htm

Feel free to comment, please.
Best regards,
Thorkil and Gracjana.


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Postby gregory23b » Sat Jun 21, 2008 2:56 pm

Stunning work.

What is a rough price for such items?


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Postby Laffin Jon Terris » Sat Jun 21, 2008 3:14 pm

Very, very nice!

I preferred the sallet whent it was beaten rather than highly polished, but the customer is always right eh? :roll:

Nice work, as usual!

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Postby Thorkil.pl » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:38 am

Thanks for appreciation.

Laffin Jon Terris wrote: I preferred the sallet whent it was beaten rather than highly polished, but the customer is always right eh?


We always say to our customers what is more authentic in our opinion, but they have the last word. Very often we need to accept a compromise.

gregory23b wrote:What is a rough price for such items?


Hi Gregory.
Are you asking for those particular items? If so, then:
Valeria castle klappvisor raised in one piece of steel about 5000PLN - 5,500PLN (depends of the steel and other things), now it is about 1100-1300 pounds (we always say prices in Polish currency).
Innsbruck sallet with welded bowl and visor in one piece - about 2300PLN - 2400PLN (now it's about 540-565 pounds).
However, we are easy to deal with, especially if customer wants something new. Thorkil loves to make new stuff and we often give a bit lower price if we like the project.

Thorkil definitely would love to make more medieval stuff, he doesn't want to get closed only in dark age highly decorative pieces. He loves to make them, but really wants develop himself all the time. He felt in love with raising and hot-forging, so this is the direction he is heading to.


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Postby gregory23b » Sun Jun 22, 2008 11:58 am

I have to say they are very good prices for the work, the sallet is a bargain.

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Postby Thorkil.pl » Sun Jun 22, 2008 12:45 pm

It's nice to hear those are good prices, Gregory. :)


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Postby WorkMonkey » Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:21 pm

Nice work as always.

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Postby Colin Middleton » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:13 pm

While I prefer the satin finish, I keep hearing reports that the originals were actually (in some cases at least) extremely highly polished.

Beautiful work Thorkil, very impressive.


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Postby Fox » Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:17 pm

Laffin Jon Terris wrote:I preferred the sallet whent it was beaten rather than highly polished


I had exactly the same thought.

Both beautiful pieces.



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Postby redwald » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:35 pm

Brilliant work Thorkil!!!
Thanks for showing us these two helmets, Gracjana.

Paul




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