16th century cavalry cuirass

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16th century cavalry cuirass

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This equestrian cuirass is made after several 16th century originals. Nowadays they are part of the collection of the Wallace Collection, Royal Amouries of Leeds, Kelvingrove museum of Art and the National Museums of Prague, Vienna and Stockholm.

The cuirass was mainly used for warfare, but it can also be used during tournaments. The breastplate and backplate are attached to each other with leather straps, the neck and shoulders are extra protected by the gorget. The upper leg is covered with 5 part tassets. The armour weighs approx. 8 kg and can easily be combined with other armour parts.

The armour is made of cold rolled plate steel. It is available with a steel thickness of 1,3 mm; 1,6 mm or 2,0 mm and with an unpolished or polished finish.

Product details:
Custom work? yes;
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1,5 mm/ 2.0 mm;
Tempered? yes;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Transport weight (gram): 10000 *

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.

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