Next event I am looking at running a short workshop on basic tips and instructions for how to maintain and do basic repairs to metal armour.
My intention is to show anyone who is interested how to do basic tasks like cleaning armour (in various states of rusty/dirty, ranging from basic protective cleaning to ‘oh my god, this is a pile of rust’), looking after and replacing leather straps, checking for damage and some of the simple repairs you can do in the field. Plus showing some of the basic tools you can carry with you to let you do these jobs.
This is not meant to be some masterclass in making armour or doing complex modifications- just some simple things which (I think) every armour wearer could benefit from knowing, especially with the new rules on armour checking coming in.
To make it easy for people to attend, my suggestion is to meet on Friday afternoon of the next event, before time in (and ideally before the mad pre-time in rush), around 3pm in the League camp at the Red Foxes’ tent. Look for a square canvas tent with two red banners, either side of the door.
Do please let me know if you are interested in coming, so I can gauge interest and plan accordingly.