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Cuirasses like this were worn by the French cuirassiers around 1803. In contrary to the Austrian cuirassiers the French cuirassiers also had a backplate.
The set consists of a breastplate and a backplate that can be connected with straps. The cuirass weighs approx. 4 kg. It is available in unpolished or polished steel with a thickness of 1,3 mm or 1,6 mm.
This cuirass is custom made, click here to download the measurement chart.
Custom work? yes;
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1,5 mm/ 2.0 mm;
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.
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