Armour- Custom Work

The following is a representative selection of our past custom work. The pieces shown are not available for immediate sale, but are made when ordered, following detailed research and consultation with each individual client to determine their specific requirements.

We accept a limited number of carefully selected commissions for custom armour, weapons, and accessories each year, which are researched and personally hand-crafted by Jeffrey Hedgecock.

Jeffrey is a world renowned armourer, with a reputation spanning nearly three decades. He has produced pieces for clients around the globe and demonstrated his armouring techniques in 2005 at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds, England.

One of just a handful of historical reproduction armourers who use their product in unscripted competitive combat and jousting, Jeffrey competes in tournaments worldwide.  Jeffrey and team mates Tobias Capwell, Steve Mallett  and Dominic Sewell are "The Order of the Crescent",  who seek to advance the joust and other knightly combat sports in as authentic a manner possible.

Jeffrey trains new jousters and novice medieval horsemen at his monthly "Knight School" training sessions. For more information see the Knight School home page.

Jeffrey has also portrayed a 1471 Burgundian Man at arms at historical reenactments around southern California, having founded the group "The Red Company-1471", which was very active from 1992 to 2004.

It is Jeffrey's intention to produce pieces that are as close as possible to surviving historical examples in every respect, often including the techniques of manufacture, for example, "raising" pieces from single plates of steel. To that end, considerable research goes into each piece to ensure its historical accuracy, both in form and function. Mr. Hedgecock personally studies the stylistic and functional considerations for each piece using his extensive reference library and personal photograph collection, museum visits and consultation with museum curatorial staff.

Jeffrey is proud to have produced pieces for prominent clients in the US and abroad:

-Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, England
-Cabrillo National Monument Museum, San Diego CA
-Fort Caroline, Jacksonville FL
-DeSoto Museum, MS
-Frazier Historical Arms Museum, Louisvilly KY

We are delighted to discuss prospective projects with museums, historical sites, dedicated reenactors, collectors, commercial and entertainment industry clients.

For our armour projects, we prefer to produce pieces in heat treated 1050 "Spring" Steel, which adds considerable durability and longevity to an item. For the budget conscious, for certain items we can work in mild steel if necessary, at a savings of about 30% to the client. We do not produce items in stainless steel.

Jeffrey considers custom projects of individual pieces as well as full armours. Full armour prices range from approximately $18000 to $45000, depending on the complexity of the work, and require 12-36 months to complete. 



Armour, Full, German, circa 1470

Armour, Full, German, circa 1470

A late 15th century full armour in the German style, based on a wooden statue by Michael Pacher. Made for the Frazier International History Museum in...

$37,500.00

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Armour, Full, German, circa 1480

Armour, Full, German, circa 1480

Full armour after a German example, #A21 in the Wallace Collection, London England. Embellishments simplified from the original to meet the client's...

$22,900.00

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Armour, Full, Italian (Milanese), circa 1460

Armour, Full, Italian (Milanese), circa 1460

A full armour in the Milanese style, intended for jousting and foot combat. The armour was built with a Great Bascinet after the helm of Frederich...


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Armour, Full, Italian (Milanese), circa 1470

Armour, Full, Italian (Milanese), circa 1470

Full armour after a harness residing in the Sanctuary of the Madonna, Mantua, Italy, #B2. Made for the Frazier International History Museum in...

$25,000.00

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Armour, Full, Italian Export, circa 1470

Armour, Full, Italian Export, circa 1470

        A full armour with a Sallet and bevor for field use, made to exchange with a Frogmouthed Jousting helm (Stechhelm)....


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Armour, Full, Italo-Flemish, circa 1471

Armour, Full, Italo-Flemish, circa 1471

Based on examples in Mantua, Italy, and Berne, Switzerland. This harness is entirely spring steel with the exception of the armet and is almost...

$22,900.00

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Bascinet, Italian circa 1410

Bascinet, Italian circa 1410

The helmet bowl is raised from one flat steel sheet with no welding. The visor began as a forge-welded steel cone (speculated to be a medieval...

$4,950.00

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Cuirass, Pauldrons and Vambraces in Flemish style, c.1470

Cuirass, Pauldrons and Vambraces in Flemish style, c.1470

After examples in Lucerne Switzerland, and Curtatone Italy. This "half harness" incorporates a cuirass of Italian form, but German...

$9,500.00

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Great Bascinet with coordinating Spaudlers, circa 1460

Great Bascinet with coordinating Spaudlers, circa 1460

A Great Bascinet and coordinating Spaudlers (shoulder armour) created for renowned historical artist Graham Turner of England. Graham jousts in...

$5,950.00

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Saddle, Medieval Field (War), circa 1470

Saddle, Medieval Field (War), circa 1470

The challenge with reconstructing saddles from the third quarter of the 15th century is that almost no saddles survive and fewer are published. It is...

$5,500.00

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Saddle, Medieval, circa 1460

Saddle, Medieval, circa 1460

This is a reconstruction of Couer's saddle as pictured in King Rene' of Anjou's "Book of Love". The construction is very similar to the...

$6,500.00

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Saddle, Tudor, circa 1520

Saddle, Tudor, circa 1520

This saddle was built from scratch, including the tree, as are all the saddles made by Jeffrey Hedgecock. The goal of this reconstruction was to...

$6,000.00

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Shaffron, German, circa 1470

Shaffron, German, circa 1470

After an example made in Innsbruck now residing in Schoß Churburg, this chamfron incorporates the hand hammered fluting representative of the...

$1,200.00

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