The king goes forth to war in splendid hand worked armor befitting his
Description from Richard Taylor about his favorite armor:
There are interlocking flower patterns on the bindings and the belt
buckles (plural) are engraved with the Rohirrim hunting boar. The steel
outer armor resembles an armadillo shell, the surface is etched with the
king's intaglio*. Each rivet is engraved (it does not say with what). Even
the steel epaulet undersides are engraved, these with the horse motif of the
House of Rohan. They're finished with a leather strap with a delicately
tooled botanical emblem.
*intaglio - an engraving into a surface, as opposed to a cameo which
The Hose motif of the House of Rohan is engraved on the inside of the
breast plate. This is a reminder that he is king even as he is dressed.
From Celefinniel's FIDM 2003 report
Theoden's belt is still an issue for us, so we tried to see it
closely. The helpful guy who dressed the mannequins said he THOUGHT the
hardware was resin cast, but was not sure. The sheen was really like
All Rohirrim hardware that we saw was the same casting. Buckles, finials
and other hardware were simply redeployed in various ways to create the
different styles of harness. The main differentiator was that Theoden's end
finials were installed in the opposite direction. His were pointed end down
and semicircular cutout up. The others had the cut out facing down and the
pointed end attaching to the leather.
Theoden's belt has a wider section in the back (leaning, leaning). It
seemed to have a second slightly narrower layer of leather attached in
someway over the base layer.
There are only 2 of the hardware that supports the scabbard. They are
joined by a ring. The end of the belt coming from the back is narrowed and
has an end finial with a ring connecting to the scabbard support. The short
side of front of the belt is narrower than the back (more like the extra
layer) and has a similar finial and joining to the scabbard support and a
long buckle at the other end. The long side of the front which wraps around
from behind is narrowed an had a matching finial without ring. The belt has
holes for the buckle and also knots at the waist.
Color is reddish-brown (not quite as dark as Cordovan) and the leather is
tooled with a "Celtic" type design.
Undertunic has the look of burgundy burlap... However, Ann located
a heavy weave the Tai Silks calls
Tussan Silk with a "linen weave" that looks like the right fabric.
Would need to be dyed.
- The UK Sunday Times - two shot w/ Eowyn in Green "dark gown"
- UK Sunday Times - full shot
- UK Sunday Times - to waist detail
- Exhibit two shot - Theoden and Eomer
- Theoden Exhibit Shot
- Exhibit shot - lower detail
- Fully armored, looking sideways
- Facing sideways - Poster CU
- Helm sideways - studio shot
- Armor detail - studio shot on mannequin
- Rousing the troops, sideways on horse, yelling
- Smiling, facing slightly sideways
- Sideways, with army behind
- Riding hard, spears close while rallying the troupes
- In battle, sword raised
- Theoden w/ kneeling hobbit (armor)
- Helmet detail
- Getting dressed in the armor - under layer, green tunic
- Gaming two shot
- King's mail - decipher card
- Rallying the solders on the field of battle
- Putting on the breast plate
- Attaching the shoulder piece
- CU - Intense
- Figure at Comic Con
- Hand on Aragon's shoulder, back to camera
Under layer documentation - there are two different
Coarse read shirt, Green tunic laced with leather, metal eyelets
- Holding Eowyn's head in both hands
- PJ giving notes to Theoden, tents in the background, BtS
Fancy Embroidery on neck and keyhole
- Staring ahead, angled
- Bending over the maps, looking back
Find shield and sword on the next page.
More pictures are in the Neiman
Marcus Rohan display and haven't' been broken out yet.
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