Rustningsmakaren Albert Collins som står och håller i en hjälm tillhörande en rustning
Photo: Ylva Sundgren

The exhibition is displayed until 24 April 2022

The Masterpiece Project

What does a newly manufactured suit of armour look like, if based on one of the finest suits of armour in the Royal Armoury? Meet armour-maker Albert Collins, who has produced a masterpiece using traditional forging techniques.

The making of a suit of armour

In the exhibition you will find the finished armour, reconstructions of the undergarments and parts to try on yourself. Photos and video clips show how the pieces were made, using traditional methods and reconstructions of 16th-century tools.

Photo: Jens Mohr/SHM

Interpretation of armour from the 1560s

Experience a masterpiece of quality and craftsmanship. The suit of armour in this exhibitions is an interpretation of something that could have been made in Sweden in the 1560s.

Photo: Jens Mohr/SHM

The armour-maker himself

The masterpiece is based on a project in which Albert Collins manufactured an entire suit of armour. The aim was to reintroduce armour-making as an official profession in which you can qualify as an apprentice and a master craftsman.

Photo: Jens Mohr/SHM

Welcome into the smithy!

On Albert's Youtube channel, you can follow his high-class craftsmanship.

Photo: Jens Mohr/SHM

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