Gotscha Lagidse, master-armourer, restorer, was born in 1965 in Georgia. Already at a very young age, he had a strong interest in historic arms and armour. He studied these thoroughly and started to reconstruct them. Once established in The Netherlands he left his mark with the reconstruction of the equestrian’s armour of prince Maurits van Oranje-Nassau for the Royal Army and Arms Museum in Delft. Various unique creations followed. Every one of these shows a very well developed artistic feeling and a drive for perfection. Because of his merit with respect to the preservation of the Dutch cultural heritage, Gotscha was awarded Dutch nationality in 2005.