This chestplate is based on fifteenth-century historical originals on paintings and murals by Italian masters, such as Piero della Francesca, for example, who depicted a high quantity of similar armor pieces. Chest plates like this were worn by the infantrymen from the second half of the fifteenth century until the sixteenth century. This type of armor was made in Italy and was also sold to other European countries. Typical of the Milanese style is the overlapping and beveled plate over the chest that is meant to deflect attacks. This cuirass protects the chest and abdomen and the backplate protects the back. It has leather straps to adjust it to size and different suspensions for other armor pieces. It is delivered including a matching backplate.
Material: carbon steel, vegetable tanned leather
Steel thickness: 1 mm
Finish: bronzed (black)
Size: M up to XL (size chart see below)
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 4000 *
|Back chest width||59||66||73|
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.
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.
This armour is 1 mm thick and suitable for LARP battles, costumes and cosplay.
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