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Inside WassonArtistry, Maker of Medieval European Weapons & Armor

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WassonArtistry (Exact Location Revealed in Confirmation Email)

Metropolitan Ave and Woodword Avenue

Ridgewood, Queens 11385

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Did you know that most of the props you spot on your favorite medieval-themed movie or TV show are not originals? Hiding inside an industrial warehouse in Queens is a renowned artist and sculptor who reproduces historically accurate medieval weapons and armor for clients ranging from movie studios to professional re-enactors — and for the first time ever, he's ready to open his workshop doors and show us 21st-century folk what 14th-, 15th-, and 16th-century craftsmanship was really all about.

Join New York Adventure Club for an exclusive tour & demonstration at WassonArtistry, a workshop in Ridgewood, Queens that has created high-quality reproductions of medieval European weapons and armor for nearly a decade.

Led by Jeff Wasson, owner of WassonArtistry, our exploration of this new-age facility creating historically accurate old-age equipment will include:

  • The 101 on Jeff, and how his passion for medieval societies and Live Action Role Playing in college led him to become one of the country's most prestigious armorers two decades later
  • A tour of the workshop to see how a suit of armor is constructed from scratch, along with the assortment of medieval tools needed throughout the process
  • A close up look at the smithing process to see how armor was crafted hundreds of years ago
  • Hands-on opportunities with a range of different medieval equipment, from putting on different types of armor and helmets, to learning the proper technique of holding a jousting lance!


Click here to see pictures from one of our last trips to WassonArtistry!


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Metropolitan Ave and Woodword Avenue

Ridgewood, Queens 11385

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