Full Plate Arms
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 elements. Moreover, it was much faster to equip yourself with. It made a deep influence on the rest armor parts: body armor, leg armor. Milanese armors got solid reputation in XV century. Burgundi and German armory also worked in this style.
Articulated pauldrons of full plate arm protection have big plates. Each segment fixed by the sliding rivets. Such construction of shoulder plates provides excellent movability. Rerebraces have four elements. The last one has steel button which connect rerebrace with elbow cop. Elbow cop constructed to cover inner elbow part. At the same time it doesn’t block movement when you need to bend arm. Such design of elbow cops also well-known as Muscheln.
Important: Steel Gauntlets are not included in this set of arm harness. You can purchase them separately.
Please notice, that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.