Apker Metalworks is your source for quality custom sheet metal fabrication.

Historical & Fantasy Armour     Prototype & Sculptural Sheet Metal Work

Rare/ Vintage Automobile Restoration & Race Car Fabrication

Luke Apker’s work can be found on some of the world’s rarest and most valuable vintage automobiles, including show-winning complete restorations for Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Examples can also be seen in several major movies, and even on television. Hasbro’s Wizards of the Coast chose him for their Magic: the Gathering™ advertisement campaign. Some of the finest homes in the Wine Country have his architectural copper or zinc work, and scores of private collectors display his armour. George Lucas, John Lasseter, John Mozart, and Michael Eisner, to name just a few, all display Luke’s work in their homes.

Apker Metalworks is now the Dreamers’ Arsenal division of Stratavarius!

Apker Metalworks is currently merging with Stratavarius to head their Dreamers’ Arsenal division. Together we are developing the next generation of sporting safety equipment, for enthusiasts that are serious about their sport and their protection.


Medieval armour represents the pinnacle of the metalworker’s art, and remains the very embodiment of chivalry and honor. Luke Apker is a recognized Master Armourer, using authentic techniques to create custom pieces for over 25 years. His armour has been seen in films, on television, displayed in homes and businesses, and used on the battlefield for full-contact historical combat. Check out our Armour page.

Interested in a piece of history, or a reproduction of something from your favorite movie or game? Visit our Currently Available page, or use our Contact form below.


We are committed to providing superior personal safety within the sudden chaos of extreme sports.

In this pursuit we are also developing the very latest in uncompromising tactical protection for municipal officers operating in riot environments. Matching the very latest processes and materials with our ergonomic designs and integrated defense LTL systems, our modular tactical “harness” defends nearly every square inch of the officer’s body in rigid plate armour, yet still allows full range movement.

Our goal: Offer the best in closely-fitting head-to-toe protection that is full-proof versus an ax, baseball bat, steel pipe, etc. Available ballistic body armour fits easily over our armour.

About Luke

Luke Apker is an internationally recognized Master Armourer, and proud to be a union journeyman in SMWIA, Local 104. He brings 33+ years of metalworking experience to every project, with highly developed skills which are all but lost in today’s common fabrication shops. His work appears in numerous films, including Wild Wild West, Deep Impact, and From the Earth to the Moon. He has provided fabrication services on many of the world’s most valuable vintage cars. His metal sculptures and armour are displayed in homes and offices around the globe. At Apker Metalworks, he provides the skill, knowledge, and artistry needed for your special projects.

Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it.

Henry David Thoreau