The Armoury



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Established in 1974, 'The Armoury' offers a wide range of reproduction armour from Roman to Civil War periods for re-enactment displays or educational purposes.  A one-craftsman operation, using traditional hand-made methods and aiming for authenticity in all aspects of manufacture and finish, using heavyweight steel made to protect the wearer from skirmishes.  All armour is made specifically for the client ensuring a good fit, and including any special finishes or embellishments.

Clients include the English Civil War Society, Sealed Knot, Educational Resource services, Museum Displays, Living History Groups, private individuals as well as several international contacts, especially in America, including the Plymouth Plantation in Boston and the English Civil War Society of America.


  Derek R Cole, 35 Scotland Close, Fair Oak, Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 7BR

Telephone +44 (0)23 8069 3771