Because of the changes in war tactics the heavy cavalry was equipped with firearms instead of lances from the 17th century on. The cavalryman could thus shoot on the enemy lines after which he approached the enemy with his sword.
This suit of armour is made after an early 17th century German original. Suit of armoures like this were used by the heavy cavalry during i.a. the 30 years War, the British Civil War and the 80 Years War.
This suit of armour weighs just 19,5 kg and is perfectly wearable. The armour is made of cold rolled plate steel. It is available with a steel thickness of 1,3 or 1,5 mm and with an unpolished, polished or bronzed finish.
This suit of armour is custom made, click here to download the size table.
Custom work? yes;
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1,5 mm/ 2.0 mm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Transport weight (gram): 20000 *
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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