Adam Savage’s New Medieval Armor Costume

Adam has a new costume! This armor comes from the Jeff Bridges film Seventh Son, another example of a film that went under the radar, but still had good costuming. Watch Adam try it on for the first time, and listen to the sound of that sword! And for more costumes like this, check out the Prop Store auction going on now!

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17 thoughts on “Adam Savage’s New Medieval Armor Costume

  1. Definitely another great video. I love seeing Adam’s enthusiasm as he opens it up for the first time. I think that is a great trait to have and never to lose is that giddy small boy excitement in anything you do.

    Brian

  2. Great costume. As someone who makes chainmail, seeing other people get excited about it is always cool 🙂

    Also, the sword is a Chiunese Broadsword with a quick draw scabbard. Lovely sword to train and fight with

  3. Hey Adam (and the rest of the Tested crew)!

    Can you maybe talk at length about stunt props? You’ve mentioned it again this video, with the dagger. Could you maybe elaborate on (or even show) how they are made, how they are used and what goes into making the audience believe they are looking at the real thing, instead of a piece of rubber?

    Thanks for all they wonderful stuff on this channel and your tireless enthusiasm!

  4. Awesome costume.

    “It goes shing!” is my new alternate phrase equivalent for “Shiny!” 🙂

  5. Word for leg protection armor (and I bet Adam thought of the word right after filming this…) greaves!

    Get video.

    Shing!

  6. The starting bid on the props and costumes from this movie are crazy low. Will have to check them out closer to the end of the month and see if I can pick up some prop weapons cheap.

  7. I tried to find a good screencap of the soldiers in Seventh Son, but they’re mostly just cannon-fodder and are blurry as heck as they get sliced up and eaten by monsters. But it seems like they were exclusively stunt-men’s costumes, so I’m surprised they’re such high quality.

  8. Not to be a curmudgeon — wow, foley/sound-effects are overdone in modern films. Why not let that be the sound of the sword being drawn?

    It’s as though, to make an analogy using the visuals, after filming the movie they render the whole thing in CG and replace all the original footage. I suppose heavy-handed color-grading might be the equivalent.

    Ever since “Alien” it’s as though every monster/horror film has had “Must have sucking-slime sound effect” in the film’s contract.

    The richness and variety of sounds in the real world is being reduced to a handful of canned or foley sound effects that the audience is … expecting?

    Okay, so I guess I am being a curmudgeon.

  9. re stunt props: my guess is that a lot of the believability is in the cutting, i.e. short screen time of a prop that has roughly the right shape, but is moved too fast to see whether it is the real mccoy.

    if i remember correctly, that sequence in empire strikes back, when they parked the falcon inside the space slug and stalk around looking for mynocks, han actually holds a wrench in the shot where he fires his blaster, but it’s out of focus in the extreme foreground and it’s short enough that it doesn’t register.

  10. Aargh! Never cut *downwards* into a cardboard box when opening it. If you’ve ever worked in a book warehouse and seen a $600 art book with its cover slashed, you know why.

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