Witchking armor

Discussion in 'Lord of the Rings Weapons & Armour' started by Dark Lord Sauron, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. Dark Lord Sauron

    Dark Lord Sauron Lord of Middle Earth

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    I have been looking into the purchase of some Witchking armor and I would like some help deciding whether or not to proceed with the transaction. The armor, from www.steltercreativewoodworks.com is very nice. However, for a complete set with full armor and the robe, it will cost in excess of $4800!! Should I spend such a sum on this beautiful armor?
     
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    CB Swords Forum Administrator

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    The kropserkel stuff I thought was maybe $3500, but ya, it'll be expensive.
     
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    Dude, if you've got the cash, can afford it, and really want it, then it's your life and your money. I say go for it. As long as it's not money stolen from little old ladies or from your kid's college fund, I say get it. You could be dead tomorrow. Enjoy your life and do what you want with your money, and if that means buying a cool kick ass suit of armour, you've got my vote :)
     
  4. Idaho Vorkosigan

    Idaho Vorkosigan Warrior of Rohan

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    My friend, I have a Kropserkel Nazghul costume, and when I first sa this other site, inquired about it, wondering if they had illegially coppied their work. It turns out the asked the Kropserkel guys if they could copy their work and struck a deal. It all boils down to this... Kropserkel is superior quality, better price, and has some of the nicest people you will ever meet!

    Go www.kropserkel.com
     
  5. Dark Lord Sauron

    Dark Lord Sauron Lord of Middle Earth

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    I have look at Kropserkel's armor and it is very good ... with the exception of the helmet. The helmet is terrible!! Also, I have recently recieved pictures of Stelter's leg armor(I would post the pictures but I have been asked not to) and it is quite a lot different!! Another aspect of Stelter's armor is that wonderful black finish which Kropserkel's armor lacks. Jeff Stelter is also very nice. Come to think of it, I would also be very nice if I was trying to sell someone a $4000 set of armor :D .
     
  6. HybridK03

    HybridK03 KID A

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    Hmmm, I don't know if I believe that Stelter copied anything. Jeff has absolute talent. I purchased the Witchking Flail from him. It's incredible. The man has serious skills, why would he need to copy anything? Sounds untrue to me.
     
  7. Idaho Vorkosigan

    Idaho Vorkosigan Warrior of Rohan

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    Hmmm, maybe there was another guy... was there another guy that was making Nazghul armor a while back like this?
     
  8. Cascador

    Cascador Who's Anakin?

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    I payed 2500 dollars for my Boba Fett costume, but it is so unique, I'm proud to have it, I don't regret it, so if you want it go for it!
     
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    thats is a really nice witchking costume... man anakin ur crazy 2500 on a boba fett costume.. but show me a pic of it
     
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    Get it.
     
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    buy the witchking stuff.. damn its so nice
     
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    Bard Erchamion

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    such a post whore you are...lol...anyways, good stuff that is.
     
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    me a post whore.. lol
     
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    curunir's bane Kwisatch Haderach

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    I am personally a bit nitpicky with costumes. To me, something just doesn't look right about the withc-king helm. The armor looks beautiful but the helm doesn't look as if it is shaped quite like the helm in the movies. And if I were going to be payingover 4k for that I certainly would get picky. I wouldn't buy it but the decision if up to you.
     
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    yeah that is true.. they need to rust the helm up and make it right
     
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    This is a late reply to this thread but I just came across it, I am Jeffrey Stelter owner of Stelter Creative and I want to let everyone here know that I have never copied from Kropserkel or worked out any deals with them or used thier pieces for reference, all of my armor patterns and techniques are original to my armoring and came from my own research, thanks to the members here who defended my product and company. Jeff Stelter
     
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    Ultimately the decision to purchase is really up to you. But, as far as the armor is concerned, I would inquire as to what gauge of steel is being used, the range of articulation on various components (particularly the gauntlets), and if the armor meets SCA standards. A full suit of armor in excess of $4000 should be SCA worthy.

    If the gauge of steel is relatively thin then the armor will be prone to deformation. A thicker gauge will most likely have had to have been forged, thus tempering the steel and making it much more difficult to be bent or dented.

    As far as the finish is concerned, achieving a particular color or tint is not difficult to do and any experienced blacksmith could offer a range of finishes to the customer. In respect to Kropserkel's work, they have produced their armor in a variation of finishes at the request of the client.

    I am not as familiar with the Stelter Creative armor except through photos & customer testimonials, but I would love to see it first hand. I would like to see the site updated with images of the Nazgul leg armor (the cuisse & poleyn in particular) and I am curious as to why those images aren't publically accessible.

    I am familiar with Kropserkel's work and I can vouch for it's high quality - a result of over two decades worth of experience at the forge. And when it comes to accuracy, well you can't get any better than the approval of the LOTR conceptual designer John Howe himself!

    -Rich
     
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  18. Dark Lord Sauron

    Dark Lord Sauron Lord of Middle Earth

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    If you would like, I will ask Jeff if I may post the images I recieved.
     
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    Please do! I'd love to see them.
    Thanks,
    -Rich
     
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    I will post the latest pictures next week of my latest leg armor. Jeff
     
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