Khatangu degel mongol armor mostly known by late Korean replica known as “Qianlong Emperor armor”. This is a perfect armor that is made using principles close to European brigandine armor but with a lot of features typical for eastern armoring tradition. I mean long and very wide tassets closer to skirt and wider pauldrons made using same brig type multilayered sandwich in contrast to plate armor pauldrons that are typical as part of European sets based on brigandine torso armor.
OK, I don't want to start holy war here between European and Eastern armor. Khatangu degel is perfect combat armor that can be made in number of versions (one piece and chest with skirt, with plate pauldrons and with pauldrons made same way as torso armor, with long skirt or shorter tassets and with materials as steel or leather inside and brocade, wool or leather as outer layer).
We love this armor very much and decided to start with luxury Korean version, brocade exterior and a number of handmade elements like brass rivets, handmade molding clasps, handmade leather rivet washers and a number of accessories. We also wanted to make it not too heavy so we decided to use bees wax hardened leather scales as main protective element. Basic fabric is extra-durable thick cotton (canvas cloth), bees wax hardened leather scales attached with solid brass rivets, flax-linen lining and brocade exterior
Armor consist of 3 main parts are: tassets (skirt) with leather belt and straps for good weight distribution, then stitched cotton gorget with pauldrons attached to it and basic body element which is vest with both front and sides slits for precious size adjustment.
Armor available in blue, black, red and golden brocade exterior.
Other pieces like bracers, boots, underarmor gambeson and helmet are not included but available in our store, you can see all related items below:
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. For sabatons please send your footwear actual measurements.