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.