Italian Renaissance suit of armour

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Italian Renaissance suit of armour

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The round shapes of this suit of armour give away its origin. The original is presumably made by a Milanese armour maker. The tassets and sabatons are clearly influenced by the 16thcentury fashion and the suit of armour is provided with rope-shaped ends that are taken from the German tradition. Luxurious armours like this were worn around the second half of the 16thcentury by the higher European aristocracy. One suit of armour could cost 2 million pounds, converted to the present currency. Similar armours are nowadays part of the collection of i.a. the Royal Armouries of Leeds, Musée de l?Armée, the Wallace Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National museum of Prague and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

The suit of armour has a goose bellied cuirass and an armet, a helmet which was mainly worn during tournaments.

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.


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): 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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