Full Plate Arms
This late XV century full plate arm protection consists of: pauldrons, rerebraces, elbow cops and vambraces.
In the first quarter of the XV century, Milanese armorers invented a very simple way to connect all the arm protection segments with the help of leather straps or sliding rivets. This invention eliminated all the gaps in arm protection. Moreover, it was much faster to put on. This deeply influenced the production of other parts such as body and leg armor. Consequently, Milanese armors made a solid reputation for themselves during the XV century. Burgundian and German armories also worked in this style.
The articulated pauldrons of our Full Plate Arms have big plates with each segment affixed using sliding rivets. This type of should plate construction provides excellent mobility. The rerebraces have four elements with the bottom segment connecting to the elbow cop with a steel button. The elbow cop is fashioned to cover the entire inner elbow, but at the same time allowing for full mobility of the joint (this is often known as a Muscheln design).
Important: The Steel Gauntlets pictured are not included with this arm harness, but are available for purchase separately.
Please note, that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.