The shape of the brigandine is very similar to the doublet, a piece of clothing that has been widely worn by citizens since the fifteenth century. Original brigandines can be seen on various paintings and panels. The fifteenth century brigandine could be opened at the front. Upper class brigandines, unlike those of the lower classes, were richly decorated with velvet. This was an expensive fabric that was highly regarded. Brigandines like this were therefore mainly used by the upper class. This brigandine protects the chest, abdomen, back and side. It consists of various metal plates and is therefore strong and flexible, the metal is covered with a layer of suede leather that looks like velvet.
Material: carbon steel galvanized, suede leather
Steel thickness: 1 mm
Size: M & L (size chart see below)
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 5000 *
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This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.
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.
This armour is 1 mm thick and suitable for LARP battles, costumes and cosplay.