Hinged attachment for tassets, Greenwich armour II.76. Analysis point in blue box.

Analytical Projects

Here you can find information about 12 of our different analytical projects, which demonstrate how we use each of the three analytical processes:

These processes are discussed in greater detail in the Conservation in Practice section, and are used in the everyday work of the Conservation department of the Royal Armouries.

In each case a project is broken down into four sections:

Did you know?

Finest Sheffield steel

The Royal Armouries holds one of the finest pairs of Colt 1861 navy revolvers in the world: both in mint, unfired condition. They were originally presented to Mark Firth, the Sheffield steelmaker who supplied Samuel Colt with steel.

Specialist enquiries

Got Excalibur in the loft or "that arrow" from the Battle of Hastings above the fireplace?

Contact our experts to find out if you've got a historical gem or a car boot sale classic.