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This cuirass stands out because of it wide and long tassets that reach to over the knee. The cuirass is made after a 16th century Swiss original and was worn in i.a. the army of the Vatican. Cuirasses like this were used by pikemen and halberdiers in whole Europe.
The breastplate and backplate were closed at the shoulders by metal bands and the tassets consist of seven parts. The cuirass weighs approx. 8 kg and offers sufficient freedom of movement.
The armour is made of cold rolled plate steel. It is available with a steel thickness of 1,3 mm; 1,6 mm or 2,0 mm and with an unpolished or polished finish.
Custom work? yes;
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1,5 mm/ 2.0 mm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Transport weight (gram): 10000 *
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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