The original brigandine was made probably in Milan in 1380-1400 years. It was found in the Castle Hohenaschau, in Bavaria, Germany. Currently is represented in Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian National Museum) in Munich, Germany. For our own opinion any brigandine armor is very beautiful, because steel is covered with leather or fabric of various patterns and colors. In Forge of Svan you also can choose different colors of fabric or leather for your brigandine armor.
Hohenaschau is quite popular among buhurt fighters. Thanks to it’s cool design it underlines the shape of fighter’s body build, and that gives you confidence. It suits guys and girls.
There are two half-circle lines of massive rivets on the breastplate and backplate. This is, in fact, the particularity of this armor. Hohenaschau Brigandine will be excellent body protection for the full contact medieval combat regulated by HMB and IMCF regulations. It’s absolutely historically accurate. You can always give a proof of historical source.
Hohenaschau has a big forged breastplate and horizontal plates below the waist. Breastplate and backplate are forged from one piece of steel sheet. As it was mentioned before the upper part of this armor has two symmetrical lines of solid rivets, on the front and back. This torso armor is slim lined so the main weight is on the hip bones and less on shoulders. That is really comfortable when you are completely equipped with your armor kit.
Starting from the waist, there are several rows of horizontal plates. They provides very good motion mobility. So at the important moment of the tournament, especially when you and your rival are totally exhausted, the brigantine won’t let you down and give you an advantage for that significant victorious jerk.
For its shape and construction Brigandine Hohenaschau is like Corazzina. So the protection qualities are similar. It’s kind of being in the box, and therefore a high level of defense.
We have a lot of experience in manufacturing of brigantine armor and Hohenschau Brigandine as well. It can be made by your custom measurements. Whatever you choose mild steel, tempered steel, or titanium – Hohenschau it’s a good option for your equipment armor. It’s good for buhurt using and for for duel tournament.
Please notice, that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.