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This gothic breastplate is clearly made in the German style of the early 15th century. Armour parts like this were worn all over Europe and were the best of their time.
This breastplate has a steel thickness of 1,6 mm and is delivered including belts and buckles. It can easily be adjusted to the right size and is decorated with brass buckles.
|Bottom to top||64 cm|
|Side to side||48 cm|
|Chest size||100 cm - 120 cm|
Length: 64 cm;
Width: 48 cm;
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1.6 mm;
Maximum breast circumference: 120-130 cm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Transport weight (gram): 5000 *
Does this armour fit?
Do you wear a gambeson: add 10-15 cm to your circumference.
Do you wear a gambeson and hauberk: Add 15-20 cm to your circumference.
Tip: Is this armour too big for you? You can easily add extra padding.
Attaching armour & chainmail
To attach your armour or chainmail securely, you can attach leather laces to your gambeson and fasten these to your armour / chainmail. The armour thus remains in position during a fight.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.
Mooi en sterk. Vooral de "articulated" onderkant is erg practisch, bij het wat hoger optillen van een knie krijg je niet meteen je curas tegen je kin aan. Voor de beweeglijkheid van de armen heb ik de "armcurves" aan iedere kant 3cm dieper ingeslepen. Werkt nu perfect!
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