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ID: 12102
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 14601
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Brigandine legs consists of cuissards, articulated knees and greaves. Brigandine legs additionally reinforced with steel plates. Articulated knees are joint with cuisses by rivets, it’s one piece – no holes, no leather laces. Brigandine legs have leather points on the top and are equipped with leather straps and steel buckles. Thigh is well protected from

ID: 11101
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We have every reason to believe that helmet is the most important part of any set of armor. Bascinet is the most popular European medieval helmet. It has various forms of skull and types of visor. Klappvisier was developed as the result of many transformations. Historical sources give us a time period of the beginning

ID: 14210
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This model of leg armor is based on medieval plate legs typical for the late XIV – early XV century. During the armor evolution the leg protection was changed from its early forms to the functional articulated plate armor. And it’s the most essential points are: hip plate is made from one metal sheet; it’s

ID: 14206
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When you’re deciding on your battle equipment, the choice of the articulated plate armor is of the utmost importance. After all, the thigh piece of armor takes the most severe blows. You raise your shield over your head and there’s nothing left for your opponent to hit than your high leg armor. Therefore, you’d want