This is a replica of a French gorget from the 16thcentury. The original was part of the Wallace Collection for a long period of time, but now it is exhibited in the Louvre.
The width can be adjusted to individual sizes with leather straps on the right side. The gorget is made of 1,6 mm thick steel and brass fittings. It weighs 1,65 kg.
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1.6 mm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Weight: 1.65 kg;
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
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.
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.