Epic Armoury

Gothic Half Armour

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  • Regular price $836.99
  • Option available to back order


Your squire buckles the straps of your custom-fit Gothic Half Armour, adjusting it to be comfortable and snug over your gambeson. You paid top coin for this suit of plate, and you expect people will be impressed when they see how it shines on the battlefield.

Your blacksmith assured you that the Gothic Half Armour design was the latest in technology, able to withstand and deflect attacks--even arrows from the enemy’s bows. You are a mighty warrior, indeed, to be the owner of such fine craftsmanship. A fitting symbol of your godly-given status.

DETAILS

This bestselling armour is made for the upper crust of the battlefield, featuring front and backplates, faulds and tassets. The breast plate has a central crease and ridges around the rim. The armour is a close fit to the arms and throat to minimize the number of weak spots. The matching breast and backplates extend below the abdomen, connecting to the tassets beneath the protection of the faulds: a series of overlapping, modelled metal plates protecting the weak spots at the pelvis.

Made from mild steel with rolled edges and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this Gothic Half Armour is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment while keeping the user safe and comfortable. With regular leather and metal armour care, you can expect this armour set to last for a long time!

Available in size Medium/Large.

HISTORY

  • Gothic style historically developed in the 1420-1440s thanks to technological advances
  • Characterized by the curves, flutes and ridges, which strengthened the armour and deflected projectiles