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The chamfron (also spelled as champron, chamfron, chamfrein, and shaffron) was designed to protect the horse's face. Sometimes this included hinged cheek plates. A decorative feature common to many champrons is a rondel with a small spike.
This chamfron will be made-to-measure according to the real head size of your horse. Before you place your order, please take measurements of your horse according to the picture above:
The chamfron originated in ancient Greece, but vanished from use until the twelfth century when metal plates replaced boiled leather as protection for war horses. The basic design of the chamfron remained stable until it became obsolete in the seventeenth century, although late examples are often notable for engraved decoration. A chamfron extended from the horse's ears to its muzzle. Flanges often covered the eyes. In an open chamfron, the eyes received no protection. Hinged extensions to cover the jowls were commonly used for jousting tournaments.
The daggers are approximately made as follows. The basic shape of the blade is made by a laser CNC machine. It is burned from spring steel. The semi-finished blade follows then in the groove cutter, where the cutting edge and the groove are milled. The blade is then oil-quenched and tempered to the desired hardness. Then the guard and pommel is attached to the blade tang. The tang is usually peened at the end (behind the pommel) and the cross-guard hard soldered with brass. Hardwood plates are placed under the handle wrapping from genuine cowhide so that the handle is sufficiently robust for a safe grasp. The steels surfaces obtain the desired finish in the end - with a wire brush or with a felt disc with polishing paste.