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European Back & Breastplate - 16 Gauge

£96.25

This 15th century-style cuirass is fabricated in 16 gauge steel and is built to withstand contact re-enactment. The breastplate (with an integral fauld) and backplate are joined by adjustable leather straps to fit a range of torso sizes.


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Width: 61cm
Weight: 7710g


All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

SKU: AB0015

Availability: Usually dispatched within 3-5 working days

Excl. Tax: £96.25 Incl. Tax: £115.50
Excl. Tax: £96.25 Incl. Tax: £115.50
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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.

This 15th century-style cuirass is fabricated in 16 gauge steel and is built to withstand contact re-enactment. The breastplate (with an integral fauld) and backplate are joined by adjustable leather straps to fit a range of torso sizes.

Breastplate and backplate both measure 24" across

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

Buy the 15th Century European Back & Breastplate with confidence from the UK’s leading medieval armour retailer.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Manufacturer GDFB
Specification

Width: 61cm
Weight: 7710g

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

Reviews

Top recommendation, for anyone on a budget. Review by George
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Great piece of armour, especially considering the price. It is of solid construction, and provides more than adequate protection, leaving very little exposed when fastened all the way.

When I bought it I was concerned about maneuverability, my concerns were completely unfounded. I am not all restricted in my movement while wearing it, I even did jumping jacks, and situps just to see how much I could do in it.

The one negative I could find only affects larger, "husker" men, and that is skin pinching. This is easily mitigated with under armour though, so it's not a huge problem, and is no way a fault of the armour itself.

Overall a great piece of armour ideal for protection in reenactment, or LARPing, as it is also very aesthetic. (Posted on 09/04/2018)

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