Makers of arms and armour for all your medieval sporting needs!
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Thank you to every one who has been supporting us through our move, and thank you for your patience and understanding, and all your kind words of encouragement... it means alot to us! Now... back to armoring!!!
Welcome to Firedryk Steel!
Our armoury specializes in making some of the best historical reenactment armour there is, as well as custom knives and swords, at extremely reasonable prices! Smithed by our master armourer, Frank Renn, also known as Master Syr Waldryk the Firedryk, our armour is primarily made from stainless steel, as well as stainless spring steel and the occasional mild steel and high carbon spring steel. Our armour is built to protect the wearer while fighting either in the full contact foot sports such as the SCA, Adrian Empire, and Markland, to name a few, or in full contact jousting from horse back for you and your trusty steed! We have also made armor for Battle of the Nations, and some small media things. If you just want something decorative as well, just ask!
The people of Firedryk Steel would like to thank all those who have supported us through all our ups and downs, our changes, trials and tribulations, and have been patient and understanding throughout the past few years. We especially thank Charles Dodge and Bob Hood, his former partners, for keeping Frank in the business when he was about to give up armouring completely. The out pouring of love, appreciation and support has done nothing short of breathing new life into this, our family business, and into Frank, who has also changed immensely through these past years. He has decided that armouring is his life, and we are ready to move forward onto better and greater goals! Thank you!
About our armorers
Our master armourer, Frank Renn, has been hammering out armour for almost 20 years, and realized his love of black smithing as a teen ager, when he started to learn how to forge knives and swords. He is extremely passionate about his work, and strives to capture the feel and shapes of the armor made by the hands of the medieval masters of long ago, so he can bring this inspiration to his costumers. More recently, Frank has turned to re-educating himself on different medieval aspects of armor making as well as the use of more modern day technology to combine the two to help make some of the superior armor that is being made today for our full contact fighting games. With the heat of his trusty forge, he can create shapes that look and feel as if they were made by the medieval craftsmen themselves.
These past years, our armory has grown with many different changes. One such change has been the collaboration of Frank with his one and only son, Frank Renn Jr, also known as Yama, making this quite the family business! Yama has been tinkering in the shop and learning from his father’s examples since he could hold a hammer in his hand, and this has instilled the same passion that his father has for armouring and metal working in him. Yama has spent some time in school learning the art of modern day metal fabrication and machining, and has brought this experience to the shop, to mix with his father’s experience with hand hammering, and the outcome has been just plain awesome! With this outcome and under Yama’s heartfelt encouragement and love for his father, Frank and son have decided to carry on under their old banner of Firedryk Steel, making it their very own.