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15th Century Back & Breastplate - 16 gauge

£129.92

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Our late-15th century-style cuirass is fabricated in 16 gauge steel making it great for re-enactment. It is decorated in the fashion of noblemen of the period. The breastplate and backplate are joined by adjustable leather straps to fit a range of torso sizes. The breastplate is reinforced with an integral plackart and fauld.

Breastplate measures approximately 22 inches across and the Backplate measures approximately 23" across.


Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacturing.


Buy the Decorated 15th Century Back & Breastplates (Cuirass) with confidence from the UK’s leading medieval armour retailer.

SKU: AB0017

Availability: In stock

Excl. Tax: £129.92 Incl. Tax: £155.90
Excl. Tax: £129.92 Incl. Tax: £155.90
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Back in Ancient Greece, Greek warriors wore the earliest form of cuirass to protect the torso from blows. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the wearing of rigid protection to protect the torso became scarce, with warriors preferring the manoeuvrability offered by chainmail. Towards the middle of the 14th Century, knights started to reinforce their chainmail with plate armour in the more vulnerable areas. By the start of the 15th Century they were pretty much completely encased in plate armour.

Our late-15th century-style cuirass is fabricated in 16 gauge steel making it great for re-enactment. It is decorated in the fashion of noblemen of the period. The breastplate and backplate are joined by adjustable leather straps to fit a range of torso sizes. The breastplate is reinforced with an integral plackart and fauld.

Breastplate measures approximately 22 inches across and the Backplate measures approximately 23" across.

Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacturing.

Buy the Decorated 15th Century Back & Breastplates (Cuirass) with confidence from the UK’s leading medieval armour retailer.

Additional Information

Additional Information

BrandGDFB
Steel Gauge16 Gauge
Specification
  • Back Plate Included
  • 16 Gauge
  • Adjustable Leather Straps

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