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This cuirass is made in the 16thcentury Maximilian style. It was the most advanced armour of its time and besides it was highly fashionable. The widening between the breast cuirass and the tassets is derived from the wide knickerbockers that men wore around this period. The tassets consist of five parts and the edged of both the breastplate and backplate are ornamented with rope-shaped ends.
Cuirasses like this are part of the collection of the Musée de l?armée in Paris, the Wallace Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Royal Armouries of Leeds.The armour is made of cold rolled plate steel. It is available with a steel thickness of 1,3 mm; 1,5 mm or 2,0 mm.
Custom work? yes;
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1,5 mm/ 2.0 mm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Transport weight (gram): 10000 *
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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