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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: 11115
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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

ID: 11109
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The helmets of bascinet shape called helmet Griffon are by far the most popular amongst sportsmen engaged in medieval full contact combat in disciplines such as duel and buhurt, under HMB, IMCF and SCA regulations. The Bascinet helmet was developed from a helmet that looked like a small hat. Medieval knights wore it under a

ID: 11110
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Helmet (from German “helm”) is the main part of any armor kit. The most popular type of the helmet is Bascinet. From it’s beginning Bascinet was used as supplement defence. But after it got a visor (German “Visier”, French “visiere”, Italian “visiera”) this type of helmet became a separate protection armor. Bascinet Griffon type-2 is

ID: 11113
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Starting from 1330 and until 1410 years Bascinet shaped helmets were the most popular in medieval Europe. It was developed from the skull cap.  Approximately since 1330 year the bottom edge of high bascinet became more extended and elongated to cover the ears and back part of the neck. After 1350 year the skull of

ID: 13503
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French arm armor – 14th century,  based on a example which is preserved in Chartres Cathedral, France, made for Charles VI . This arm harness is completed with the elbow cops. Made of cold rolled steel with thickness 1.5 mm. May be crafted of 1.0mm and 1.5mm tempered (hardened) steel. This armor has good movement

ID: 11102
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Charles VI (1368-1422), King of France, was called the Beloved and the Mad (french: le Bien-Aimé, le Fol or le Fou). Helmet based on Bascinet of Charles VI from the collection of “Le Trésor de la cathédrale” (Chartres, France). It has a visor so-called a “sparrow’s beak” (french: visière à bec de passereau). Such form

ID: 16210
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Padded gambeson is worn under armor. It serves as cushion and softens the impact of the hit. Padding should not be too thick. Otherwise it’ll be hard to bend your arms or legs (in a case of quilted stockings). What’s more in relation to the thick padding – there’s a higher risk of overheating during

ID: 16211
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Gambeson is a base equipment you’ll need to get into a historical medieval battle. Armor begins from padding. It serves as a shock-absorber between your body and steel armor.  While choosing a gambeson take into account that it should not be too thick or bulky. Otherwise, wearing the steel armos you run risks overheating during