Maximilian Breastplate 1505-15 y.
Of shallow globose form with three sprays of flutes radiating from the waist. There are seven flutes in the center spray and 5 in each of the side sprays. The outermost flute on each of the side sprays is really a step – a single sided flute. Neck with an angular inward turn. Arms with sliding gussets with similar angular inward turns. Wide waist lame. Flutes accented by parallel engraved lines and semi-circular engraved ends. Waist lame with horizontal engraved lines and shallow engraved lines continuing the flutes from the breastplate . Waist lame cut out at the sides. Each gusset has a buckle at the top to secure the breastplate to the backplate.
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Please notice, that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.