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Maximilian armour developed around 1510 and was the most advanced armour of its time. It was able to stop bullets and crossbow arrows. Suits of armours like this could only be afforded by the higher officers. Similar armours are part of the collection of i.a. Musée de l?Armée, the Wallace Collection, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Royal Armouries of Leeds.
The helmet is made in the styled shape of a face. Around the 16th century it was a trend to wear eccentric visors like this on the armet or closed helmet. The edges of the armour are decorated in the German style with rope-shaped ends. The pauldrons have two straight standing parts that serve as an extra neck protection / bevor.
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 or polished finish.
This suit of armour is custom made, click here to download the size table.
Custom work? yes;
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1,5 mm/ 2.0 mm;
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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