“The Dark Star” Leg Cuisses
Blackened Spring Steel Thigh Armor
Only a mad man would challenge her to a duel. Sharp, quick and terrifyingly talented, fighting the Dark Star is like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. She’s achieved her status through nothing more than her own strong will and ability and needs no one. It’s easy to feel pulled in, to be drawn into her orbit… but be careful. A person who needs no one has nothing to lose.
These legs were created as part of the Dark Star Collection. We imagined a set of armor created for the female figure, slim fitting, graceful yet brutal and strong. It has a blackened tone to it, which protects the armor from rust, and has been made out of a very special material: spring steel. Spring steel is much stronger than mild steel, so armor can be made out of much thinner sheets of it. This means that for a lighter weight, the armor can be just as strong and protective! It has taken a lot of work to come up with this design, and it included many experiments, so we hope that you appreciate our craftsmanship.
This leg armor consists of two main pieces, the cuisses (thigh armor) and cop (knee armor). They are connected with a series of articulated plates which ensure you will be able to have smooth movements. From the knee, two lames extend towards the cuisses, with the final third lame coming to an attractive point before connecting to the thigh piece. This motif is repeating under the knee, with two lames extending down with a slightly longer final piece coming to a point. This armor protects the front of your leg and does not extend to the back of your thigh, which would make it perfect for riding a horse.
This harness is based on armor from the late XIV century, with smaller fans on the side of the knee cops. In the XV century, the fans started to get bigger and more extravagant, which we decided not to explore with this piece. That being said, the smooth articulation of this armor is very much inspired by the more sophisticated leg armor we started seeing in the early XV century.
This leg harness was created with fine attention to detail, making sure every aspect of it is perfect. All of the edges are well finished and not sharp, and all of the leather used is high quality and robust. Solid brass rivets have been used throughout, which should resist rust and also hold together very well. For the buckles, we have used cast brass medieval buckles, which suit the theme and add to the overall aesthetic.
Please, mind that no polishing option is available if you choose brassed spring steel!
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IMPORTANT: To fit correctly and prevent injury, a suit of armour must be accurately built to the measurements of the person wearing it. PLEASE take all measurements over either the gambeson or under-padding you are planning to wear with this armour. The sole exception is for persons buying armour and padding together, ArmStreet will then make the proper size adjustments for the armour based on the measurements provided for the padding.
- 1mm spring steel;
- Solid brass rivets;
- Brass buckles.
- Covers thigh and knee;
- Blackened finish;
- Light and strong spring steel;
- Medieval buckles;
- Brass rivets;
- Small but protective fans;
- Articulated knee piece.
This item is part of the “Dark Star” collectionView collection
This item is part of the “Stars of Steel” collectionView collection
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Hello! The new Dark Star armor is fantastic. I'm curious if the arms and legs are suitable for men to use as-is, or if modifications would need to be made. I'm 6 feet tall and very thin, so the look of the Dark Star arms and legs is EXACTLY what I've been searching for! Also, is it possible to alter the straps so that the buckles are along the outside of the legs? I ride horses and buckles on the inside of the legs is quite painful for everyone involved.
Hi Travis, yes, arms and legs can be made for a man in custom size. Yes, the buckles can be moved to the outer side of the legs.