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All armor sold by Illusion Armoring is hand made in our shop by Scott Martin.
We do not resell armor made by any one else.

 As of May 18, 2017

We are currently not accepting any new orders at this time so that we will be able to complete our backlog and over due orders.
Please bear with us during this time.

We will once again start accepting new orders when all overdue orders have been completed. We anticipate this will take us a few months to complete.

Please accept our appologies for any inconvenience.

Please check our IN STOCK page for items NOW IN STOCK!
These items are available for immediate delivery.


2 Medium 12g Bascinet with Fixed Grill in Steel
(Medium will fit a 23"-24" Forhead Circumference.)

Shipping and handling is $40 for a single helmet in the continental US.

Please contact us with any questions you may have at:

  My name is Scott Martin and I founded Illusion Armoring in 1990 along with my wife Lynette.  Prior to that I worked extensively in the field of  antique restoration for eight years.  In my armoring career I have had the pleasure of working with and selling to museums, curators, motion pictures, television, reenactors, collectors, and a multitude of combat groups.  I have had the privilege of delivering armor to the U.S.A., Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, Sweden, Austria, Italy, Japan, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries.  In the past years  my  colleagues and I have diligently studied armour during visits to well over thirty museums in Europe and the US.  On many occasions I had private tours at the museums, and was able to personally handle many of the pieces that were on display.  During this time I have accumulated an extensive photo collection totaling well into the thousands of individual photos. I have filmed literally hours and hours of video tape to document different views and angles of armour.  During my visits to Europe I have also acquired an extensive collection of  armour books to add to my library.   I use all of these resources to produce the best armour possible. .
  I am capable of making armour from a wide range of metals such as steel, stainless, aluminum, brass, and bronze.  I can can work in a wide range of  gauges from 20g. to 12g.  I offer three types of finish a standard satin finish, a semi bright finish, and a mirror finish. When our schedule allows we do accept custom orders, but only pieces that are based on original styles.  Please visit our in stock page to check on the items that are in stock ready for immediate delivery.    Also notice that we offer two types of armour a "Period" grade and a "Munitions" grade.  The Munitions grade armour is  designed for the multitude of "combat re-enactors" and meets or exceeds the standards set by the Society for Creative Anachronism (S.C.A.) as well as other live steel groups. It does not mimic any specific style of armor made in medieval times.
The Period grade armor is for collectors and authentic re-enactment groups that require the much higher standard of armour. It is manufactured to look and work like armor designed in medieval times and for specific time periods.  Period armor also meets the standards set by the S.C.A., but we will make it from thinner gauges when requested. Whatever you are looking for to fill your armoring needs, it is my hope that you will find it here at

Illusion Armoring
  Please enjoy your tour with us
Scott W. Martin

Illusion Armoring     
PO Box 226, Colville, WA 99114, USA
Web address:


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