Tony Swatton has been the armorer to the stars for many years. From Captain Hook’s infamous hook, to Jack Sparrow’s blade or the Armorer’s tools and weapons in the Mandelorian, you’re looking ant Tony’s work.
We are so fortunate to have Tony lead a workshop in making a Spangenhelm at Adam’s Forge.
This ancient style of helmet was worn in Viking times and beyond. Made of a band that encircles the head with two more that cross, the resulting 4 open spaces are filled with 4 pieces of cut and formed sheet and everything is riveted together.
With Tony’s expert help you will learn the basics of design, patternmaking, cutting & forming the metal, punching, drilling and riveting the elements together. More experienced smiths should take home a wearable Spangenhelm to impress your friends and frighten your enemies. And everyone will leave with the skills and pieces to be able to finish their piece at home or back in the forge at an Open Forge session.
Prerequisites: Any Discovery Workshop. Those with some sheet metal and smithing experience will have greater success.
Note: we’ve scheduled an Open Forge to follow this workshop for those intrepid smiths who want to keep working. Not yet a member? You can sign up here and have access to Open Forge sessions.
This workshop runs from 9:00am – 5:00pm with an hour meal break.