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Artist Creates Cat And Mice Armor Based On Different Historical Eras
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Animals, Art7 years ago

Artist Creates Cat And Mice Armor Based On Different Historical Eras

Canadian sculptor and blacksmith Jeff de Boer creates impressive metal armor for cats and mice based on different historical eras. He started making these sculptures over 30 years ago as a little side project on his sculpting class. The side project eventually turned out to be the work of a lifetime. From ancient samurai armor to Renessaince knight armor suits – over these years Jeff has created too many of them to count himself.

Jeff uses various metals for his creations, but mostly bronze and copper. One tiny Medieval armor for a mouse takes from 10 to 40 hours to make, and a cat armor takes from 50 to 200 hours. He has tried putting the shields on his cat only once and still has the scars.

Recently, Jeff published a book featuring some of his favorite pieces. Looking at this meticulously crafted armor, we can’t help but imagine that these Persian shields and Tudor armors are what mice and cats would wear in the eternal war between two old enemies.

More info: jeffdeboer.com | Facebook (h/t: ufunk)

Dragon Cat

Bat Cat

 

Samurai Siamese

Crusader army

Tournament Cat

15th Century Maximilian Rat

Rose

Tournament Cat

Tournament Mice

Persian Cat

Gladiator Cat Helmet

White Knight Cat

Elven Princess

Persian Cat and Crusader Mouse

Edo Period Samurat General

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hvandegrift
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Am I the only person getting tired of reading internet articles with egregious spelling errors? He doesn't use "bronce", he uses BRONZE!

FidelBousquet
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, you are the only one. We don't care about spelling errors. Relax and enjoy the wonderful sculptures.

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CarrieRosenthal
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The level of AWE - SOMENESS cannot be denied. I would love to have one!!

Blanche Quizno
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brilliant! *Dazzling* workmanship!

Kenna Jaques
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Found a piece with his name on it dated 1999 in a thrift store last week. Paid $8. CDN for it. According the article, that would have put him at ACAD at the time. It's absolutely fabulous!! Have no idea how to post a pic of it though.

Diane DesAutels
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Am I correct in assuming that he's the creator of the cat armour presented as being made for Henry VIII's cat, Dagobert?

Diane DesAutels
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love them, though I'm annoyed by whoever started circulating at least one car armour with a false historical origin (Henry VIII).

AlisonHodgson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! Stunning. Beautifully executed, how about some pics with cats, etc wearing the armour?

HaitsiLucero
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Holy sweet shit thats some amazing work.if the emperors and kings back in the days could see this theyd would want some made

SherylLogan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OH MY GAWD! That is some serious skill wish I could afford for him to do one for my horse

blurplebee
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the elve princess one

DylanBarsby
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is just epic. If only they would happily wear it.

Angela Reitan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait... when was the elven era?

AngelaReitan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait... when was the elven era?

Tina Crotty
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Incredible work, beautiful work, awesome creativity. These would easily sell. I love them. Great work.

RJazz909
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omg, are you selling these or do you just make them for fun? Can they be placed on a cat or mouse and work (moving parts like tail)?Amazing!

LizCarroll
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Holy crap he needs to make those cat helms human sized!

MátéMovik
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like to see them with cats-rats-mice..

EqualYou
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Set for life" kind of awesome.

Monika Morgan
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The cats are really, really good, but I really love the mice.

GlynisLailann
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is exactly how I imagined the armour to look like when I read 'The Golden Compass'.

TeaLover
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's amazing! I can't believe how much work you put into all of them!

Vic Leto
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Incredible work, wow! Absolutely amazing!!!! Champy & Morris my horse & cat would love armour :)

Vic Leto
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Zorry my Inglis translation not perfegt... I mean to say: my favourite horse and cat I am sure would love to wear these armour Or is Amore?

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CarrieRosenthal
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The AWE - SOMENESS cannot be denied! I would love to have one of these!

hvandegrift
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Am I the only person getting tired of reading internet articles with egregious spelling errors? He doesn't use "bronce", he uses BRONZE!

FidelBousquet
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yes, you are the only one. We don't care about spelling errors. Relax and enjoy the wonderful sculptures.

Load More Replies...
CarrieRosenthal
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The level of AWE - SOMENESS cannot be denied. I would love to have one!!

Blanche Quizno
Community Member
2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Brilliant! *Dazzling* workmanship!

Kenna Jaques
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Found a piece with his name on it dated 1999 in a thrift store last week. Paid $8. CDN for it. According the article, that would have put him at ACAD at the time. It's absolutely fabulous!! Have no idea how to post a pic of it though.

Diane DesAutels
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Am I correct in assuming that he's the creator of the cat armour presented as being made for Henry VIII's cat, Dagobert?

Diane DesAutels
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love them, though I'm annoyed by whoever started circulating at least one car armour with a false historical origin (Henry VIII).

AlisonHodgson
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! Stunning. Beautifully executed, how about some pics with cats, etc wearing the armour?

HaitsiLucero
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Holy sweet shit thats some amazing work.if the emperors and kings back in the days could see this theyd would want some made

SherylLogan
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OH MY GAWD! That is some serious skill wish I could afford for him to do one for my horse

blurplebee
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the elve princess one

DylanBarsby
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is just epic. If only they would happily wear it.

Angela Reitan
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait... when was the elven era?

AngelaReitan
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wait... when was the elven era?

Tina Crotty
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Incredible work, beautiful work, awesome creativity. These would easily sell. I love them. Great work.

RJazz909
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Omg, are you selling these or do you just make them for fun? Can they be placed on a cat or mouse and work (moving parts like tail)?Amazing!

LizCarroll
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Holy crap he needs to make those cat helms human sized!

MátéMovik
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I would like to see them with cats-rats-mice..

EqualYou
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Set for life" kind of awesome.

Monika Morgan
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The cats are really, really good, but I really love the mice.

GlynisLailann
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is exactly how I imagined the armour to look like when I read 'The Golden Compass'.

TeaLover
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's amazing! I can't believe how much work you put into all of them!

Vic Leto
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Incredible work, wow! Absolutely amazing!!!! Champy & Morris my horse & cat would love armour :)

Vic Leto
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Zorry my Inglis translation not perfegt... I mean to say: my favourite horse and cat I am sure would love to wear these armour Or is Amore?

Load More Replies...
CarrieRosenthal
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The AWE - SOMENESS cannot be denied! I would love to have one of these!

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