Monday, January 28, 2013

The Bronze Centurions

This custom pair of goggles, crafted to specification for the Dame Carol Young, was constructed from the pieces of a time-traveling automaton that I had stumbled across whilst exploring the ruins of the Johnston Atoll. Despite the machine's ascertion that it was indeed from the future, I found it odd that it's construction was, primarily, of bronze and some synthetic fabrics. I'll not bore my readers with details of the battle between us; suffice it to say that when our meeting was over, it was I who was picking up the pieces.

As for the features of the goggles themselves; they feature a double static diffuser on the lens housing and array on the temple bolt that, I must confess, I didn't not have time to adequately catalog and study. The headstrap is constructed of a synthetic material with a tensile strength equal to those that would be double the thickness normally. I inset a set of versatile smoked lenses that I hope will serve the Dame Carol well in her travels.

We at the Armory thank the Dame Carol Young for her patronage!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Flower of the Tundra

This pristine pair of goggles was created for use in the inhospitable climates of the Alpine Tundra. The denim fabric has been bleached white to better assist in camouflaging the wearer. (One can never been too cautious.) The lens rims are an alchemical silver that resist the staggeringly low climates, and the blue lenses are a protective barrier from the harsh sunlight that one can experience so close to the top of the world.

Originally designed for use by a French Cryptobotanist, this pair of oculars is equipped with a loupe on the right lens and features two beautiful silver fleur-de-lis on the temples and the Ivy Cross symbol of the French Cryptobotanical Academy. Sadly the scholar for which they were built, perished while searching for the Dragon Rose of Hyperborea. In accordance with the wishes of her estate: they are now available for purchase at the price of $50.00.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Guthrie Cannoneers

Originally designed for a young coal miner from Cumberland, Kentucky, these durable goggles were crafted from a set of military-grade cannoneer goggles, but with significant improvement.
 The alchemically-treated lenses help to improve visibility in low-light conditions. The wide leather headstrap is more comfortable than the original corded one. I also fitted the goggles with a more durable dungaree fabric than the thin canvas that was previously used. Sadly, the young man was caught in a cave-in a short time before me departure, and he was presumed dead.

He had never a chance to wear these fine oculars, and at his family's insistence I kept the piece. They were purchased at Hero Bot Con by the young woman in the photograph (who's name I did not get). We at the Armory thank this young lady for her patronage, and hope that these fine eye-pieces keep you from a similar fate as the young miner, Samuel.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Greetings from the year 2013!

Well, ladies and gentlemen, firstly I offer an apology for the delay in posting. I have been rather occupied with the holidays, a slight fire at my parents' home (everyone is okay), and the construction of my new laboratory.

Secondly, I resume with my (hopefully) weekly postings of our creations. Take, for instance this lovely model:
Constructed for the Lady Alana Smith, the Goblin Vision goggle were crafted with a headstrap foraged by Ser Jordan McLeod, out resident maille smith. This stylish piece is fitted with an alchemically treated pair of lenses that create an illuminated silhouette around orcs and goblins. Incredibly useful when traversing Subterrania or an uncharted mountainous region. We here at the armory thank the good Lady Smith for her patronage, and plug her television appearance.

Also I'll include a photo of our first local customer, due primarily to her shaming me at a gathering, this very evening, for my truancy in posting. So once again, the lovely owner of the The Envy of Venus, Miss Emily Swan: