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Phil Parkes

I am an ICON accredited objects conservator with an interest in arms and armour stemming from my childhood and hobbies including wargaming and role-playing games.

While supervising a student project on a mail shirt I got the opportunity to work with Mark Hale (Cap-à-pie) and Nick Checksfield, learning how to make traditional riveted mail. This sparked an interest and since November 2018 I have been experimenting with constructing mail items, focusing on small and fiddly riveted mail items.

This website documents my work on a variety of mail projects, in particular my current work on making a copy of the A9 standard from the Wallace Collection. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to ask any questions about any of my work.