This chestplate is made after several 15th century museum pieces and after several depictions on paintings by Italian masters. Chestplates like this were worn from the 2nd half of the 15th century onwards by infantrymen. It is made in the Milanese style. Chestplates like this were worn until the 2nd half of the 16th century.
This chestplate is made of 1,6 mm thick steel. The bottom is clock shaped for protection of the upper legs. It can easily be combined with other armour parts and has straps for fastening it to the body.
It is suitable for a chest circumference up to 12 cm (including padding of a gambeson).
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1.6 mm;
Maximum breast circumference: 120-130 cm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Transport weight (gram): 7000 *
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.
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.