The original Hohenaschau Brigandine was probably made in Milan somewhere between 1380 and 1400. It was found in Castle Hohenaschau in Bavaria, Germany. It currently resides in the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian National Museum) in Munich, Germany. Here at the Forge of Svan, we agree that brigandines are works of art. Their historical value and pleasing martial aesthetic combine to make them greater than the sum of their parts.
Our Hohenaschau Brigandine is quite popular among buhurt fighters thanks to its cool design and unique riveting pattern. You can be sure that you’ll stand out on the battlefield and be quite protected while doing so. Our Hohenaschau Brigandine is a confidence booster for any fighter. There are two half-circle lines of massive rivets on the breastplate and backplate. These rivets give the Hohenaschau Brigandine its particular character and due to a readily visible historical example, you can be sure that it will satisfy the authenticity requirements of the major international full contact medieval battle governing bodies like the IMCF and HMB.
A Hohenaschau has a big forged breastplate and horizontal plates below the waist. The breastplate and backplate are forged from one piece of steel sheet. Another important feature of this armor is its tapering as it moves towards the wait which helps to rest its main weight on the hip bones and less on the shoulders. This serves to increase your comfort when you are completely equipped with your armor kit.
Beginning at the waist, there are several rows of horizontal plates. They provide very good mobility so that during the crucial moments of tournaments – especially when you and your rival are totally exhausted – the Hohenaschau Brigandine won’t let you down and will give you the advantage for that final burst of effort that will bring you to victory.
The shape and construction of our Hohenaschau Brigandine is comparable to that of a Corazzina. Both are quite mobile and extremely protective; the choice between them comes down to visual aesthetics.
We have a lot of experience in the manufacturing of brigandine armor and our Hohenschau Brigandine is no exception. It can be custom made to your measurements and a variety of color and metal options are available. Whatever options you choose, you’ll never regret equipping yourself with a Hohenaschau.
Please note, that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.