Italian Arm Armor
The “tulip” shaped brassards were popular in XIV and beginning of XV century: narrow at wrist they go wider to the elbow.The main examples of such arms armor can be found in Churburg Castle (Castel Coira) in South Tirol. Another one – arms of Charles VI when he had a status of Dauphin de France, are preserved in Chartres.
In the first quarter of XV century Milanese armorers found out very simple but really functional idea of connection the armor parts by the help of leather band pieces. Some historians assume that this type of armor connection was requested as a result of specificity of Italian fencing techniques. It requires more freely and naturally moves denying any limitations.
Our new model of Italian Arm armor has anatomically shaped brassards (canons). Elbows caps are pointed. They are completed with decorative leather trim. All segments (biceps part, elbow, forearm) are connected with rivets and band pieces of leather. Such type of armor connection provides a very good movability. No worries about ripped leather laces during the buhurt fight tournament. All connection details are hidden at the inner part of armor.
This Italian Arm armor is battle ready and can be used for the full contact medieval combat regimented by HMB or IMCF.