Arms and Armour Research Institute
The Arms and Armour Research Institute consists of a multidisciplinary team of academics selected for their academic expertise across areas including History, Archaeology, Forensic and Materials Science.
The group brings these disciplines together to foster high quality research groups with a collaborative outlook, focusing on the discovery and analysis of military weaponry and historical sites, with a particular emphasis on using cutting edge science and technology breakthroughs to carry out this research.
The group is led by Reverend Paul Wilcock whose research areas include edged weapons and identification marks on arms. As well as research and publication the Institute engages in consultancy through the University to provide advice to museums, auction houses, television productions and individual collectors.
3D Micro CT Study of Historic Small-arms
When examining examples of high value antique pocket pistols the evaluation of the interior mechanism is key. Disassembly to check damage is complicated and can cause distress to interior components. We have used 3D Micro CT scanning to give a 360 degree examination of the interior to address this problem. Watch the video of this project.
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