SWISS GUARD ARMOR UPDATE!

ANOTHER UPDATE BELOW!

Original post 15 April.

You will remember that we had a project to obtain armor for an officer of the Swiss Guard. HERE

I was sent some photos, so you can see the progress made.

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So, the armor is underway and nearing completion.

UPDATE 20 April:  

I received more photos of the armor, which is now being engraved with the images of St. Joseph and St. Joan of Arc!

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Even their tape measures are Swiss!

 

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8 Responses to SWISS GUARD ARMOR UPDATE!

  1. Martin_B says:

    If you want to have a closer look into this company, there are some videos out on the net.

    Austrian TV-Station servus.tv produced a video about this blacksmith-shop as part of their series “fast vergessen” (meaning “nearly forgotten”).
    You can still watch it online: http://www.servustv.com/de/Medien/Fast-vergessen9

  2. Venerator Sti Lot says:

    Thank you for this undertaking and for keeping us informed, and now, also, to Martin_B for the additional detail!

  3. Matt Robare says:

    That’s the first blacksmith I’ve ever seen who didn’t have a beard.

  4. Elizabeth D says:

    If you look closely at the bottom pictures of the man in the blue sweater, that man does have a short beard.

    This armor project is certainly great fun.

  5. Scrolling down the post, at first glance I thought they were putting Zed Heads stickers on the breastplate which gave me a grin. I still aim to get one for my wildfire hardhat.

  6. jacobi says:

    Trust they are using high impact resistant steel alloy. Better than nothing!

  7. Paulo says:

    I hope Dominic doesn’t put some weight: they have to send the armour to Stark industries for the tailoring job (drum roll… )

  8. Gabriel Syme says:

    This is a great initiative and the lucky Guardsman will be resplendent in this engraved armour.

    I am interested in how the engraving process is carried out and using what tools.

    It looks like they attach a paper stencil and then follow the lines of that?

    How is the engraving “finished” in terms of smoothing it out etc?