The Persian name Char-a'ina literally means 'four mirrors'. Originally they consisted of four rectangular plates, with a round center. Originally this chest armor was often decorated with mystical Arabic verses. In addition to physical protection, they presumably also had the function of talisman. Mirrors averted evil. Original Char-a'ina can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. This Char-a'ina contains no text and is therefore suitable for decorating with images or inscriptions of your choice. The armor consists of four plates and protects the chest, back and sides. The parts are connected to each other with leather straps and can be removed separately and are adjustable in size.
Material: carbon steel, leather
Back and chestplate
Steel thickness: 1 mm
Finish: bronzed (blackened)
Size: S/M, L/XL, XXL/XXXL (size chart see below)
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
|Back chest width||26,5||32||39|
|Back waist width||25||30,5||36,5|
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."