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The Mercenary's Tailor

Albion Armorers has partnered with The Mercenary's Tailor, a small armory started by life-long armor enthusiast Alan Senefelder, located in upstate New York. We are happy to have the opportunity to offer their wares to our customers.

For the past ten years, Mercenary's Tailors' goal has been to produce historically based, munitions grade armor. Like much of the armor produced in the past for European armories, quality of construction is given priority over cosmetic surface finish. While not exactly "rough from the hammer," each piece retains many of the marks imparted to it during manufacture. And like the armor of the past, due to the high level of hand crafting, slight variations ensure that no two pieces will be identical.

Munitions grade armor, unlike ornate parade armor, was produced in large numbers to meet a specific purpose. Armor pieces were constructed and then stockpiled against need. It was not designed to fit a specific individual but rather the average line soldier of the time. Production was accomplished through an almost assembly line process allowing enormous amounts of armor to be produced in a relatively short time. Our armor is made the same way - these are not designed in different sizes, but are made to an average size which can be slightly altered by the individual upon receipt if necessary. All edges are finished in a historically accurate manner (rolled or beveled), and all pieces come strapped where and when appropriate.

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Helms  
Leather Helm
Leather Helm
Anglo-Saxon Helm
Spangenhelm
Spangenhelm
Migration Spectacle Helm
Dark Ages/Migration Period Helm
Conical Helm
Conical Helm
Conical Spangenhelm
Early Great Helm
Early Great Helm
Great Helm
Great Helm
Zischagge
Zischagge
Sallet
Sallet with Visor
Articulated Sallet
Sallet with Visor and Articulated Neck
Casquetel
Casquetel
Chapel-de-Fer
Chapel-de-Fer / Pikeman's Pot

Gorgets  
Gorget
Gorget
14th C. Gorget
14th Century Gorget
Bevor
Bevor

Pauldrons  
Pauldrons
Pauldrons
Espallieres
Espallieres
Pauldrons with Haute Pieces

Body Defences  
Ringmaille Jack
Ringmaille Jack
Breast/Back Plates
Breast & Back Plates
Plackard
Plackard
Peascod Breast and Back

Arm Defenses  
Elbow Cops
Elbow Cops
16th Century Arm
16th Century Arm
14th - 15th Century Arm
14th-15th Century Arm
14th Century Arm II
14th Century Arm II (Joel Thompson Model)
Ringmaille Bracers
Ringmaille Bracers
Plate Bracers
Plate Bracers
Splints
Splints
Splinted Greave
Splinted Bracers

Gauntlets  
Battle of Visby Gauntlets
Mailled Finger Gauntlets
Mitten Gauntlets
Mitten Gauntlet
Demi Gauntlets
Demi Gauntlet
Fingered Gauntlet
Fingered Gauntlet

Leg
Defences
 
Greaves
Greaves
Leg Defense
Leg Defense
15th Century Leg Defense
15th Century Leg Defense
Two-piece Greaves
Splinted Bracers
Splinted Greave


Arming/
Padded Garments
 

Shields & Bucklers  
Shield Boss
Buckler
Buckler
16th Century Target
Anglo-Saxon/Viking Shield

Mail Items
Maille Coife

Bishop's Mantle

Period Clothing  


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