Brigantine – armour of the plates, hardened under a cloth base. Carded basis of chivalry Brigantine was often covered with velvet, often with the arms, and was attached to a decorative rivets form. In XIII-XIV centuries, the brigantine was a typical knight’s armour, and in the XV century – typical for infantry. The use of large plates fixed together in rows was typical for the 14 c. European coat of plates.
Brigandine Kusnacht based on historical prototype from Kusnacht castle in Switzerland (Armor No. 1, after Thordeman 1939), which was burnt in 1352 (Gessler 1923).
This brigantine is based (internal lining) on tissue is tarpaulin. Outer fabric – the 100% wool. On the inside of the fabric steel plates are riveted. Each plate is made of cold-rolled steel 1.5mm thick. On both sides the plates are painted black.
Please notice, that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.