Gothic Cuirass, Torso and Back Plate, 1.2 mm Steel
This reconstruction of a late medieval torso plate armour is made of 1.2 mm (18 gauge) steel. It consists of a breastplate and a backplate, and shows the typical multi-layered look of the Gothic plate armours of the late Middle Ages (15th/16th c.).
The edges at the neckline, at the armholes and at the bottom rim are adorned with decorative grooves, and the chestplate features numerous ornamental steel rivets. The inside of the armour is blackened for better corrosion resistance.
The two halves of the torso armour are fitted around the body and secured in place with 3 mm thick, adjustable leather straps and brass buckles. This allows for a snug adjustment to a variety of sizes. The straps and buckles are firmly riveted to the chest and back plates at shoulder height and at the sides.
This fully wearable Gothic cuirass is ideal for late medieval and Renaissance settings. Equally suited for the portrayal of a broad array of historical figures and fictional/fantasy characters, it will make your transformation into a proud, noble knight or warrior just perfect, whether used for medieval re-enactment, LARP, stage, TV/film, costuming or cosplay. And what’s more, it also makes for a great collectible or decoration/display piece!
– Material: 1.2mm (18 ga) sheet steel, brown leather straps, antiqued brass buckles
– Overall length: front approx. 49 cm, back approx. 51 cm (measured from the highest shoulder point down to the bottom hem)
– 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. 5.3 kg
Specs may slightly vary from piece to piece.
Delivery includes breastplate and backplate only! The other armour parts pictured above are available separately in our online shop.
To ensure that this torso armour is the right fit for you, please remember to take your measurements over your gambeson and/or any piece of clothing or chainmail you may plan to wear underneath!
The steel used here is not rust-proof and might show slight surface tarnishing in places. We recommend you to maintain plate armour on a regular basis, for example using Ballistol Universal Oil, which is ideally suited for steel care.