Epic Armoury

Shoulder Plates King - M/L/XL

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A King deserves the attention of his subjects--his position and power demand such respect--but you also know he must look the part. You have hired the finest craftsmen in your land to create armour fitting a King's status.

Your King Templar Armour is embellished with ridges and shined studs. A purple cloak drapes down from your sturdy, confident shoulders. Everything about you is built to last. No one shall look upon you with anything but admiration.

You, after all, are the King.

DETAILS

Epic Armoury's King Templar Shoulderplates are a set of two shoulder guards with spaulders, pauldrons and besagues. The spaulders have four ridged metal plates--or lames--overlaying one another to provide laminate protection of the upper arms. Overlaying the spaulder is a large pauldron, which provides additional protection to the shoulder joint and armpits. Besauges (small round convex metal shields) tied onto the spaulders with leather cords add further protection to the armpits. The shoulderplates are fastened with leather straps around the biceps and at the shoulder blade, attaching to a breast- and backplate. Epic Armoury breast- and backplates can be purchased separately and have fittings for mounting the shoulders.

The King Templar Shoulderplates are designed to match Epic Armoury's King Armour, but is fully usable with other Epic Armoury metal products, giving you the freedom to customize your character's costume. Made of 1 mm thick mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.

Available in size Medium/Large/X-Large.

HISTORY

  • Plate armour became more popular as firearm technology became more prevalent during the 13th century
  • Historically designed with sculpted ridges and overlapping plates to provide reinforced protection and to deflect attacks on a chaotic battlefield