Italian Arm Armor
Possessed of a tapered wrist that widens at the elbow, “tulip” shaped brassards were popular during the XIV and beginning of the XV century. The main examples of this type of arm armor can be found in Churburg Castle (Castel Coira) in South Tirol as well as the arms of Charles VI (made when he was the Dauphin of France) which are preserved in Chartres.
In the first quarter of the XV century, Milanese armorers discovered a very simple but quite functional way of connecting parts of armor with the help of bands of leather. Some historians assume that this type of armor connection was requested by fighters due to the specific techniques of Italian fencing. These techniques required more freedom of movement and thus armor form was altered to support bodily technique.
Our Italian Arm Armor has anatomically shaped brassards (canons). The elbow caps are pointed and complimented with decorative leather trim. All segments (biceps, elbow, and forearm) are connected with rivets and bands of leather which provides great range of motion. Thanks to this combination, you won’t have any worries about ripped leather laces during buhurt tournaments. All of the connecting pieces are hidden in the inner part of the armor.
This Italian Arm armor is battle ready and can be used for the full contact medieval combat as regulated by HMB or IMCF.
Please note that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.