Chris Dobson carries out expert restoration and conservation of armour and edged weapons, from simple cleaning to bringing apparently hopeless cases ‘back from the dead’. Restoration can be either reversible or non-reversible. Chris specializes in re-applying original colour oxide finishes using historical techniques. As part of the restoration process clients can receive full ‘before and after’ photography and a report, documenting all work carried out and any notable features, such as constructional marks, signatures, working-lifetime alterations or battle damage. If required, as additional Consultancy pieces can be fully researched and provenanced, and scientifically anylized by leading experts.
Chris can also provide hardwood stands and poseable figures for mounting single helmets and complete armours, and detailed costumed mannequins can be specially commissioned for gallery displays.