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. It has leather straps to adjust it to size and different suspensions for other armor pieces. It is delivered including a fully compatible backplate.
Material: carbon steel, vegetable tanned leather
Steel thickness: 1 mm
Size: M up to XL (size chart see below)
Delivery includes chest and back plate
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 4000 *
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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.
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."