Details about Oak Leaf Winged Leather Helmet Fantasy Armor SCA LARP greenman medieval armourSee original listing
Jun 21, 2012 21:29:50 PDT
Texarkana, Texas, United States
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Time Frame/Estimated Delivery Date: eBay requires all sellers to supply an estimated "Ship after the sale" time frame and, with my custom build listings, I have them set at 30 days. Very, very rarely do I actually need the full 30 days, that time frame simply covers me during heavy traffic times and certain times of the year when orders tend to pile up. I generally require closer to two weeks with some builds being faster, some a bit longer. Please feel free to email me with any time frame questions. Thanks!
Please note: This item will be custom made for you after purchase and payment. Due to variations available, it is impossible for me to have on stock and list every possibility. Prices may vary for custom requests, please contact me with any and all questions. Horns, tails and other like options are limited to what I have on hand or can get my hands on so be sure to email and fully discuss these options with me first!
The number available listed above does not represent the actual number on hand. As stated, this is a custom build auction. The number above helps keep the auction listed ;)
Important: From time to time I can get extremely busy and backed up. Please view the home page of my eBay store for updates and notifications. You can do this by clicking the store selection under the View Seller's Other Items area above. I keep all applicable information there and fee free to email me any time with time frame questions.
THIS AUCTION IS FOR A BASIC BLACK HELMET. All colors, spies, etc. are additional. I have yet to make an all black version to photograph and display ;)
This auction is for an Oak Leaf Winged Leather Helm. This is a slight combination/variation of my winged helmets and my more open face style helmets. This variation has fixed, open cheek pieces that are slightly shorter and smaller than my regular full face helms. The give good facial coverage while not being as long. The eyes have also been cut in a more up-turned fashion to add an extra aggressive hint to the overall look. The wings on this helm are much more bird like and a bit larger than the wings on my other helmets.
This helmet can be made with many different color combinations, different nosepiece conchos, spikes etc. Some examples and prices are:
Red/Brown Marble or other like color combination - Nose piece and lames over the head - $15.00
Red/Brown Marble or other like color combination - Entire helmet itself - $25.00 (Most of this cost is due to brush work required for outline and color application techniques)
Color and outline work on leaf/wings: $10.00
Dragon Claw Spikes over the front of the head - $18.55 (Spikes can also be done down the cheek pieces and around the entire base of the helmet. Other options also can be done as well as other spike types chosen. Just ask and explain for prices and options)
Horse tail - $85.00 (Due to legislation the slaughter of horses is no longer legal in the US and, thus, I no longer have a solid contact for the raw horse tails I used at one time for my plumes. I now use tail hair harvested from living animals for my plumes. $85.00 is the start price for basic black, reds, etc. Silver, grey, white. Are available from time to time at an additional charge depending on the color and cost)
This gives some examples of prices and options for things I have done in the past. More options can be discussed and I am open to suggestion ;)
Please note: I do not work with white or yellow. They are both a nightmare to work with and I still haven't figured out any tricks to keep me from screwing em up ;) Metallics tend to fall into this same category but I have found some metallic paints that work pretty well…
The concho holding the nose piece on the helm will be of your choice, I will send you a pic of the conchos I have available or you can choose from those shown in the listing. This helm is made from 9 ounce dyed leather. I have doubled the temple and short cheek piece giving a total of 18 ounces of protection. I have hand cut, dyed, and sealed this helmet for weather resistance, as well as done some basic line work to give accent details.
This is a design I came up with, patterned and made myself. It is not some machine punched piece, produced in bulk and put together by a gaggle of half starved orphan kids. I have no idea how many more of these I may make, or, if I will even make any more, so don't get caught watching! I make these as a hobby and, once I get bored, won't make any more ;) I made it to wear over a chain mail coif which, while wearing, gives me a brow measurement of 24 inches. Wearing the chain coif the helm fits comfortably, without, it would allow for a light padding. So, basically, it should fit up to a 24 inch head allowing for padding, etc. with any measurement below. Keep in mind, large noses, dreadlocks, giant pumpkin shaped heads and afros may affect the wearability of this item ;)
I have riveted a leather "loop" on the back, top of the helmet to allow it to be carried on your belt via most types of tankard straps. That way you don't have to wear or carry it around all day, you can simply hook it to your belt. It also provides a place to attach streamers, tails, etc. Please ask any and all questions before the auction closes.
Please ask any and all questions before the auction closes. Payment is due within 7 days of auction close. Please, if there are ANY problems before, during or after the auction, don't go all negative on me! It will be worked out if handled properly ;) Be sure to check and see if I have any other auctions running, I do combine shipping!
Thanks for looking and HAPPY BIDDING!
Frequently asked Questions and Basic other Info:
Sizes: The basic/standard size for my helmets is based on a 24 inch brow measurement - basically a measurement taken all the way around the head at eyebrow level - and is the most common size needed and sold.
Horse Tail Plumes: I make all of my plumes myself, they are not plucked off of a shelf somewhere in a factory and sent to me to be stuck on helmets ;) When I say I make them myself, I mean I start with the tail hairs still attached to the salted and dried horse tail flesh just as it was removed from the horse‘s rear. I then trim the hairs, cull the shorter hairs, wax cord bind the ends, trim the end to a good mounting angle, seal the end into a solid plug and then leather wrap the base so that it can be mounted. My horse tails are totally natural so blue, red, etc. ain’t gonna really happen ;) The most common colors are black with chestnut tips or chestnut worked in throughout the tail and chestnut itself. I do get solid black tails from time to time but not very often. Whites and grays can be found from time to time but are rare and much more expensive due to the rarity. Also, horse tails are getting harder and harder to find so, please, don’t assume, ask.
Colors: I do all of my color work myself and use alcohol based dyes instead of paints. The dye soaks into the leather and will not scrape off like paint will. This being said, on double colors, it really needs to be a color and then black. Dyes can’t be sprayed or daubed with two colors next to each other unless one is black, otherwise, they overlap and ruin each other. Dyes aren't like paint, they don't cover each other up making the desired color more pronounced, they only get darker and darker with each application layer. The good thing is that, with dyes, they won't crack or peel off like paints have a tendency to do. They last much longer and, in my opinion, look much better.
Handmade: Unlike many items that claim to be handmade and are only said to be so due to the fact that, at some time during production, a human hand actually touched the item or touched a button which caused some machine to make the item, my items are actually made by hand by me. I literally start with the base flesh colored leather side of a cow and go from there. I lay out the patterns by hand, cut them out with a razor knife by hand, do all of the line and edge work by hand, punch holes by hand, do the dye and seal work by hand and do all the assembly by hand. So basically, when you receive your item and love it, it was all me ;) Also, if it is screwed up or wrong… well, ummmm… yeah, that was me too….. ;)
Due to eBay's infinite wisdom and inability to leave well enough alone, shipping insurance has now been removed as an option on items so, in order to cover myself on shipments, I am now required to revise all items and include it into the handling fees. This was explained to me by an eBay associate who did no speak clear English as the fact that the seller should cover insurance fees and not the buyer but, since the buyer will not be covered if the item is lost or damaged during shipment without insurance it can be added into the handling fees instead so that insurance fees can be included and added to items?????????? Has the entire world lost it's mind? Anyway, the handling fees now include shipping insurance fees thus, thanks to eBay, requiring insurance on all items rather than giving you, the buyer, the option.... Thank you eBay....