• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 03

Metallurgy Spanish Branch LTD

Today we welcome Don Quixote, global sensation, self-proclaimed knight. Don Quixote kindly tested our latest design during product development in a number of ways.

He tilted at the windmills again.

Leaped into an oxen’s cage and ordered to be carried away left not right for that is where the rocky roads—fragmented in pink granite, powdered in basalt—test wagon wheels and our metal, evidently, and he

Braved lions not so inclined to relinquish a battle.

Rocinante awaits our knight. His rider. And look! Don Quixote jumps on without a human stirrup or wooden lifting device. Our armour doesn’t impede flexibility. He is bending and stretching. Rocinante pawing at the ground.

The crotch! What about it? It is unprotected. Good point. Take notes. Take notes.

Dulcinea del Toboso elegantly designs and engraves in silvery style. Talk about linear precision.

Knee caps, you say. No need. Brave knights are not afraid of a scratch, or two or three or more as is the case with our dear Don Quixote.


Demonstration is about to begin. Take your seats please. Doña Eleanora stand back.


Metallurgy Spanish Branch LTD

¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tres!

Don Quixote charges toward his adversary— Dorothea—equally wearing our state of the art armour. Lances are dancing. What a fight. Will Don Quixote lose another battle?


Dorothea has ousted-jousted The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote.

Stand back. Inspection.

Not a dimple in sight. And now, for the ultimate test. The helmet. Hear that? Like bells clanging from San Pedro.

Don Quixote you can come out now. Don Quixote?