About the Movie

Hermes KnauerHermes Knauer

Hermes Knauer is a metal conservator and armorer. The enemy of armor is rust, and he carefully cleans objects to prevent corrosion. armorAnother challenge is to retain the battle scars of weapons and armor that with age become fragile, damaged, and need special care. He also works on ways to hang or display the armor without damaging it.

At the time of his interview, Hermes was cleaning and restoring a shirt of mail made up entirely of what appeared to be tiny metal coins.