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ID: 13505
190

Many parts of the Italian style arm harness of the end of XIV c. – beginning of the XV century was found in Chalkis bury in Greece. The similar design elements of plate arms are represented in Chartres, France. Another pair is preserved in the well known Churburg castle in the South Tyrol region. All

ID: 13506
930

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

ID: 12106
320

Many notable knights who followed the medieval armour’ fashion of that time were using reinforced chainmails. But such armor was weak against the halberds and bows. Because it had connective lines it could be pricked, moved apart, poked by the cutting edge of sword or lance. Moreover, reinforced chainmail armor had a couple layers. This

ID: 12102
234

Usually, brigantine was made of small plates. However, small plates were kept impact badly, and since the small-plate brigantine supplanted usual, the plates were again enlarged, making the former bigger, but better fitting to body. A characteristic feature of a big-plate brigantine, in addition to large plates, was a skirt of laminar structures, that was

ID: 12105
254

Approximately since 1360 year lentner armor got need to be much reinforced by steel plates. This basic armor consisted of steel plates which were riveted or sewn to the base material. Lenter gave the beginning to well-known brigandine armor. Plates that protect breast and back became bigger. Often breast area was covered by two large

ID: 12103
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Brigandine was naturally developed from the early coat of plates: reinforced surcoat of the XIII century. One of the rare examples can be seen on the statue of St. Maurice in Magdeburg Cathedral, dated 1240 year. St. Maurice is depicted dressed in chainmail and a surcoat. There are two rows of rivets on the body

ID: 12104
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Word “Brigandine” firstly appeared in Italy in the second part of the XIV century. For example, in the archive of Francesco Datini from Prato, there’s a description of the 1367 year with notes about “Corazzine Brigandine”. Corazzina here described in a different way. In medieval England the word “Brigandine” for the first time was noted

ID: 14208
212

Brigandine cuisses additionally reinforced with steel plates. Articulated knees are joint with cuisses by rivets, it’s one piece – no holes, no leather laces. Brigandine cuissards have leather points on the top and are equipped with leather straps and steel buckles. Thigh is well protected from all sides. Brigandine armor is very adjustable because of

ID: 14402
112

Leather or fabric wear with riveted and sewed metal plates was popular armor defense among warriors of XIV century. Brigandine type armor went in front of plate armor or so called “white armour”. Reinforced by small steel plates brigandine elements were accessible to medieval knights of Western Europe. Our Brigandine greaves consist of vertical plates.

ID: 14412
123

Greaves are essential part of any leg harness. Also known as “grêves” (French), “beinröhren” (German) or “schinieri” (Italian). Brigandine greaves reinforced with steel plates. Shin is totally protected from all sides. Armor is equipped with leather straps and steel buckles. Brigandine armor has good adjusting because of its spesial construction. Steel elements provides excellent protective

ID: 14602
182

Main part of the XIV century was a time of numbers of experiments in plate armor developing. Though different materials were in use till the end of the XIV century, starting approximately from 1350 year steel and iron began to displace all of them. In Italy and especially in Germany blacksmiths created plenty of various

ID: 14603
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Please notice, that measurements should be with padding/gambeson.