Hector Cole has a world wide reputation for the forging of high quality historic arrowheads. This reputation is based on years of blacksmithing experience. Hector specialises in the reconstruction of archaeological artefacts using the same materials and techniques of ancient smiths.
He has not only carried out extensive research on the forging of arrowheads but is also a leading authority on the smithing techniques and skills of Saxon swordsmiths. Hector Cole’s expertise is seen regularly on numerous television programmes dealing with the reconstruction of ancient craft skills and in particular the skills of the swordsmith.In addition to his historic work, Hector Cole is also a Silver medal holder of the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths and a Livery man of that company. To achieve this prestigious award, a broad knowledge of smithing skills is required, ranging from the traditional smithing skills, design skills, knowledge of the blacksmith’s craft and its history and the use of modern techniques and equipment. Hector Cole’s work can be seen in museums throughout Europe including The Royal Armouries,The Mary Rose Museum and The Museum of London. He has also produced forge work for members of the Royal Family including the gates and rail for His Royal Highness Prince Charles’s Highgrove House.
Courses for 2014 will be starting shortly. Dates and Availability can be found on the Courses page.
For the launch of "The Hobbit", Hector has produced a fantasic range of LOTR Elven Arrowheads, including the Malorn Leaf Head and the Mirkwood Head. Please EMAIL for prices.
In addition to the unique Crecy Arrowhead, a new range of Arrowhead Gift packs are now available. A beautiful boxed set comprising of six authentic differing arrowheads, they make a great gift. Available in Roman, Saxon & Medieval styles at Hector's Shop. Recent commission completed include an Italian Swept Hilt Rapier
More information on commissioning a unique piece by Hector can be found on the Commissions page.
Hector Forging a War Bodkin
Hector Forging Saxon Tanged Arrowhead
Hector Forging a Needle Bodkin
The Mead Great Somerford Chippenham Wiltshire SN15 5JB
Workshop Telephone +44 (0) 1666 825794
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