Chris Dobson established a studio to reconstruct armour and edged weapons in 1985. In 1995 the quality of his work was recognized by his appointment as Master Armourer to the Royal Armouries. He is the only Armourer in the West to have his Mastership officially recognized, and he reconstructed a pair of tournament armours for use in displays of combat at the museum during his period of residence.
In the spirit of the Renaissance, his approach to his craft has always been one of scholarly enquiry, and he is aknowledged as an expert in the field. He has lectured about arms and armour for over 25 years, and since the late 1990’s he has published his original research as articles and books. He is Exhibit Consultant and responsible for the gallery design of the Castlerock Museum in the USA.
He has worked as an armourer for film and stage, and he is also available for arms and armour consultancy work for production companies.