This elaborately crafted, beautifully detailed reconstruction of a late medieval cuirass is made of 1.2 mm (18 gauge) steel and consists of a breastplate, a backplate and a pair of tassets.
While the chestplate has three sliding lames (called faulds) to protect the hips, waist, groin, and lower abdomen, the gorgeous backplate has a widely flared culet made up of two undulated, overlapping sliding bands to protect the buttocks. The faulds and culet are articulated with steel rivets. Both the front and back have the typical ridges, filigree cutouts, and multi-layered look of late Middle Ages Gothic plate armour (15th/16th c.). The inside of the armour has been blackened to improve corrosion resistance.
The torso armour is fitted around the body and secured with 3 mm thick, adjustable leather straps and steel buckles. This allows for a snug fit to a wide range of sizes. At shoulder height and on the sides, the straps and buckles are securely riveted to the chest and back plates. The two tassets that protect the thighs are also secured to the lower fauld with strong, adjustable leather straps and buckles.
Please keep in mind that, while fully wearable, this item is not a battle-ready cuirass. However, it is not only a fantastic collectible or decoration/display piece, but it is also ideal for representing a wide range of historical and fictional/fantasy characters. It's ideal for late medieval re-enactment, LARP, stage, or cosplay, and it'll complete your transformation into a proud, noble knight or warrior.
- Material: 1.2mm (18 ga) sheet steel, leather straps, steel buckles
- Overall length with faulds / culet: front approx. 61 cm, back approx. 73 cm
- (without tassets, measured from the highest shoulder point down to the bottom hem)
- Tassets (L x B): approx. 29 x 23 cm
- Chest circumference: from approx. 120 cm (for a tight fit) up to max. 140 cm
- (adjustable with straps and buckles)
- Neck opening (diameter): approx. 18 cm
- Weight: approx. 9 kg
|Material||1.2mm (18 ga) sheet steel, leather straps, steel buckles|
|Length||Overall length with faulds / culet: front approx. 61 cm, back approx. 73 cm|
|Weight||approx. 9 kg|
- Stock: Shipping: 1-2 Weeks
- Model: 911274
- Weight: 11.00kg