Arm Armor

ID: 13506

Late XV century full plate arm protection. It consists of: pauldrons, rerebraces, elbow cops and vambraces. In the first quarter of XV century Milanese armorers invented very simple way to connect all parts of arm protection by the help of leather straps or sliding rivets. This invention made arm fully covered with no gap between

ID: 13503

French arm armor – 14th century,  based on a example which is preserved in Chartres Cathedral, France, made for Charles VI . This arm harness is completed with the elbow cops. Made of cold rolled steel with thickness 1.5 mm. May be crafted of 1.0mm and 1.5mm tempered (hardened) steel. This armor has good movement

ID: 13106

Stilization of XIV century spaulders worn with lentner or coat armor. Basic anatomical shape provides excellent movability. Spaulders make a good set with steel arm protection. They are equipped with leather points with holes. You can easely fix Plain spaulders “Drops” to your pdded gambeson. Also there’s a leather strap for proper fastening on your

ID: 13105

This model of our new shoulder protection was made as stilization of Milanese spaulders – espalderium. Segmental spaulders are smaller than historical spaulders which you can see on the Milanese armor of XV century. That makes them more comfortable to use. So called “wings” of Milanese spaulders were really big. When knights stopped to use

ID: 13104

Italian style spaulders, late XV century. Also called narrow spaulders. Based on armor of Kaspar of Frundsberg which is preserved in Kunsthistorisches Museum in Wien, Austria. Narrow spaulders consist of 3 narrow biceps plates, shoulder cup and long biceps plate which goes till elbow. This construction provides full covering of biceps. Each plate is fixed

ID: 13103

The original artifact pauldrons from Churburg armor collection were made by craftsman Biagio for Giovanni Spanzotti, Milan, approximately 1420 – 1460. They are decorated with engravings and inscription “Urs”. On the rear side armor is punched with marks of italian masters. Pauldrons are made in the West European style. They have small besagews – rondels

ID: 13303

Approximately from second part of XIV century elbow protection was designed as one big plate repeating the shape of elbow. It was fixed to the upper arms and canons (vambraces) with the help of leather laces. Our Steel elbow caps are completed with leather straps and leather laces. Wings of Steel elbow caps are reinforced

ID: 13301

Basic and practical protection of the elbows. Light weight. The plain shape provides perfect movability. Steel elbows have leather straps and laces to be fixed properly at the place they should be. This is ideal supplementary to your armor. Price for the pair. Please notice, that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.

ID: 13305

Elbow Cops with Rondels type-2, the XIV – early XV century. Equipped with the bowl shaped rondels. The reinforcement rib goes all around the edge of the rondel. Elbow is slightly pointed at the olecranon area. The decorative elements are made of thick durable leather and are attached to the steel part with two lines of

ID: 13304

Elbow Cops with Rondels made in classic XIV – early XV century design. They are slightly pointed at the olecranon area. Rondels have a bowl shape with the flat edges. They are attached to the steel elbow by the rivet on the center. Elbow cops are equipped with the leather straps and steel buckles. Also

ID: 13102

Spaulders – part of the armour, has a semi-circular or curved shape, protects shoulders and neck of a wearer, as well as identifies a person. Were made entirely of metal, very rarely contained leather. This complect of spaulders of made of qualitative steel 1,5 mm thick that gives confidence in providing protection. Spaulders are fixing

ID: 13302

Basic and practical protection of the elbows. Light weight. The plain shape provides perfect movability. Steel elbows have leather straps and laces to be fixed properly at the place they should be. This is ideal supplementary to your armor. Price for the pair. Please notice, that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.

Medieval Arms Armour

Arm protection topic is particularly interesting and requires attention. It’s not as simple as saying “Well, you need full arm armor, which consists of shoulder armor, armor bracer, and elbow armour.” Before you purchase your set, you need to understand the purpose of your arm armor. In one case, you might need armor to protect you during the buhurt. In another case, you’ll need a good articular arms armour because you are planning to participate in the duels according to the HMB or IMCF standards. In both cases, you need armor for arms, but the approach to its choice is different.

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First of all, let’s walk through the main parts of armor for arms and take a closer look at their details. Arm protection starts with shoulders armour. We recommend paying special attention to this part, because shoulders are the most vulnerable to impact and often get hit. Good shoulders armour can and should withstand both sword and halberd. Consider the thickness of this armor part – while 1mm metal thickness is enough for dueling, you will need 1.5mm thickness for buhurt.

Bicep armor and vambraces of defence can be purchased or order from us. Usually, the metal thickness for this protection is 1mm, which is enough for both buhurt and duel. However, of course, you should also consider your personal preferences and take care of your health.

If we move to the elbow armor, it is almost always 1.5mm thick. This thickness is due to the technical part of production. But don’t worry – it doesn’t affect the overall weight of the arms armor. When we’re talking about the armor’s weight, there is an important thing to understand: your arms should be as lightweight as possible. Your arms move the most during the battle, and even 100 grams of additional weight can affect your stamina, which is crucial for you and your team. Don’t let anyone down, reduce the weight of the arms armor as much as possible.

According to the HMB and IMCF regulations, you can use armor from XIII – XV centuries. In the XIII century, Europe mostly used brigandine arms and other simple armor for arm. However, by the XV century, metal plates appeared that connected shoulders armor, biceps armor, elbow armor, and vambraces of defence. Of course, a structure connected with rivets offers more protection, but arms armor that was laced together offered a lot more mobility.

The issues of aesthetics and personal taste cannot be overlooked either. By opting for brigandine arms armor, you can choose from a large assortment of fabrics to cover your armor. It can be monochrome wool with a large selection of colors, or tapestry fabric just like you’ve seen in the paintings at a museum. It’s worth mentioning that the metallic parts of such battle equipment are painted over on both sides, which removes the need for care to some extent. Nevertheless, you can always choose a non-corrosive material and get a so-called white equipment: the armor that doesn’t use fabric or leather, except for straps, of course.

Don’t delay your dream – purchase your arm armor today. If you have any questions – ask away, we’re always glad to talk about the medieval battles.