SPQR Early medieval lamellar armour Birka

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SPQR Early medieval lamellar armour Birka

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This lamellar armour is based on original fragments and remains found in Birka and Visby, Sweden. Lamellar armour was used from the early Middle Ages to the late Middle Ages. For example, remains dating from 1361 were also found in Visby. This lamellar armour consists of 1.25 mm thick steel lamellar plates on leather. The armor protects the chest, shoulders, upper arms and the back and is fully plated. There are three leather belts on the sides so that the armor can be adjusted to size, making it suitable for almost all sizes.

Material: steel, leather
Color: brown
Steel thickness, 1,25 mm
Length front: 67 cm
Length back: 63 cm
Max. chest circumference: approx. 120 cm
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 9000 *

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.

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.

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."

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