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Our Paladin collection is one of our oldest and most loved sets of armor. We have been working on it for many years, inspired by the beauty and shine of western-style armor and the valiant personalities of knights in mythology. This set leans towards a late XV century aesthetic, a time of knights, mercenaries, and many battles.
This is the third generation of our paladin cuirass, which means we have improved upon it greatly as our experience has grown over time. This rendition of the cuirass has much better flexibility and allows you to move much better. The main reason for this is it has many additional points of articulation, such as under the armpits, to allow for better ease of movement as you fight.
The top and the bottom part of the cuirass are connected with a sliding rivet, making it easier to bend over and move around. The front and the back of the cuirass are connected with leather straps and buckles. The backplate is finished in a number of attractive points around the shoulder blades, which makes for quite a handsome look. From the breastplate portion of the cuirass, you’ll find a series of faulds. Faulds cover your stomach and upper legs and are articulated so that you can still move, kneel down and bend over.
This is a foot combat harness opposed to a riding harness – the main differentiating factor is that it has tassets at the back, which you would not have if you were riding a horse. There are five tassets in total, which can be easily removed and reattached as you see fit.
This cuirass is constructed from quality materials, with the main material being stainless steel. Stainless steel is strong, lustrous, and is much easier to keep clean than other varieties of steel. Gone are the days where you have to spend the whole weekend polishing your armor – just give it a wipe down with a soft cloth after fighting practice and you should be good to go. The leather straps are made from strong, quality leather that will hold up well and stand the test of time.
It also has several fine details, such as a beautiful roped edge (constructed from twisted wire) which gives it a little bit of a fancy finish, medieval-style buckles (opposed to modern buckles, which you will find on some armor), and solid brass rivets, which are as beautiful as they are functional. Overall, we believe this to be a very impressive piece of armor that will hopefully fit in well with the rest of your collection.
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If you have any additional questions about this piece, do not hesitate to contact us.
Important note about measurements: please take into account that we need your measurements in gambeson, choses or other under-armour gear you are planning to use with this armor. The only exception is when you are ordering both armour and padding from our company — in this case you can send us your body measurements.
This item is part of the “Paladin” collection
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