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“Dark Star” Female Armor Kit

Blackened Spring Steel Armor

$2,999 $2,639

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42-49 Days

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“Dark Star” Female Armor Kit

Blackened Spring Steel Armor

You should never trust the Dark Star, but learn everything you can from her. There isn’t a more adept swordsperson, strategist or duelist in the kingdom, and those are skills she’s earned with hard work and sheer force of will. With a razor-sharp smile and wit like a cracked whip, going toe to toe with her is likely one of the most difficult yet rewarding experiences you will ever have. Don’t go in thinking you’ll become her protégé, though – the Dark Star takes no apprentice. After all, when the world is your student, why do you need a squire?

Have you fallen in love with her, yet? This fantastic new armor is our first full plate harness meant for the female figure. Tough, robust, yet otherworldly light, we have used a new material for us to craft this beauty: spring steel. This collection has taken a ton of engineering, experiments, failures, and design in order to get right, and we couldn’t be more proud of this stunning result. We hope that you find Dark Star just as breathtaking as we do!

This whole harness is perfect for SCA or LARP combat as it is lightweight and provides a decent amount of protection at no loss of mobility. It is historically inspired, but as usual, we have taken artistic liberty and made it even more beautiful than anything you will ever see in a manuscript.

This full set consists of three pieces – a cuirass, arms with integrated pauldrons, and cuisses. The whole set is made from 1.2mm spring steel, with smaller lames made from 1mm. It is blackened, meaning it will hold up well to rust, as well as having a beautiful tone to it that you cannot get from any other process. Quality leather is used for all of the straps that hold the pieces together, as well as edging around the outside of the armor. Solid brass rivets have been used, and cast brass buckles as well. Adding to the overall quality look of this set of armor.

The breastplate is a triumph of blacksmithing. Flawlessly articulated, it provides you with a ton of protection, but still allows you to move around, which is vital in a fight. It is inspired by Gothic armor, following the same tapered shape at the back that you will find in a lot of harnesses. The lames follow a pointed shape, adding some visual interest to the whole design of the cuirass and making it quite the spectacle to look at. Two tassets attach at the bottom to bridge the gap between your cuirass and the leg harness.

The arm harness comes with integrated pauldrons. The biceps, elbow cops, and forearm are separate elements, with the pauldrons attached to rerebrace. The vambrace, cop, and rerebrace are all connected with leather thonging, meaning you can wear each part individually if need be. The bracer is full-wrap, closing with a leather strap on one side and a hinge on the other. The cop provides decent coverage of your inner arm, and the rerebrace covers the outside of the arm, leaving you with lots of movement. The whole piece is excellently articulated and beautiful in a way that none of our arm armor has been before.

The leg harness for this collection is versatile, fitted and sleek. It does not cover your lower leg, and finishes just below the knee in a well-articulated knee piece. The cuisses fit your thighs closely and sport a small set of fans to protect you without getting in the way. This harness only covers the front of your leg, meaning it is light, easy to maneuver in, and protects you in the most vital spots.

As we've designed the cuirass from this armour kit in fixed sizes only according to our regular size chart, the chest circumference is limited with 120 cm (47 1/2"). Please ensure to take measurements carefully for all aspects of this set – it is quite closely fitted, so we will need your exact measurements, including whichever gambeson or mail you wish to wear underneath.

Please note: helmet and other items shown in the pictures aren't included in the full set, but are available in our store.

To check how to measure yourself please click here.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

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.

Medieval Martial Arts are, by their very nature, dangerous and ArmStreet is not responsible for any injuries sustained by persons wearing their armour during the course of such activities. We cannot stress enough the importance of proper training, armour, weapons and knowledgeable supervision during these activities. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of the wearer and their opponent for the safety of the participants.

Materials:

  • 1.2mm spring steel;
  • 1mm spring steel;
  • Solid brass rivets;
  • Brass buckles;
  • Leather.

Features:

  • Fitted to the female figure;
  • Blackened steel finish;
  • Light yet strong;
  • Unique ArmStreet cuirass;
  • Historically inspired;
  • Exclusive design;
  • High quality fittings.

What's included?

  • Cuisses with knee cops;
  • Arm harness with integrated pauldrons;
  • Cuirass.

Available extras:

This item is part of the “Dark Star” collection

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14 Comments

  • Kathryn Lowther 18 of September 2019:

    Are you goimg to make more women's full body armor?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Kathryn, sure we will make more armor in future. 

  • Gwen 08 of September 2019:

    Is there an ETA on the gambeson release? I know it's planned to be released, I'm just curious if I missed it on the site or if there is an eta :)

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Gwen, it will be released by the end of September. 

  • David 05 of September 2019:

    Can i get this dark star in men size

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi David, the whole set can be made in custom size for a man, except for the cuirass. You may order some other cuirass or brigandine for the set. 

  • Eva 29 of August 2019:

    Hi there, any plans to release matching greaves any time soon?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Eva, we do not plan to release matching greaves, but you may select some other greaves in our store and they can be blackened. 

  • Lacey 28 of August 2019:

    Is the helmet customizable at all?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Dear Lacey, please specify how you would like to alter the helmet so we could confirm it is possible. 

  • Brian 07 of July 2019:

    What is the gambeson used in this kit? Is it a new product or something already available?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Brian, it is a new gambeson and it will be available for purchase in our store soon :) 

  • Jennifer 30 of June 2019:

    Would really appreciate a set of female armor that doesn't include defined breasts on the breastplate.

    ArmStreet Team:

    Dear Jennifer, we can make the cuirass completely plain/straight upon request. 

  • Cat 29 of June 2019:

    Is it possible to order only the breastplate?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hello Cat, yes it will be available for purchase in our store very soon. 

  • Roger Breshears 29 of June 2019:

    Do you have better helmets? That one looks like the French one from Monty Python..

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Roger, yes of course, we have a great selection of helmets here

  • Roger Breshears 29 of June 2019:

    What gauge is this metal? 1mm is very thin..is it hardened?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Dear Roger, it is 16 ga steel. It can be made of a thicker steel upon request. 

  • Alec 27 of June 2019:

    Is it possible to order this kit without the definition/cleavage between the breasts? My fiancee is worried about the shock transfer to her sternum from that cleft in the event of a hard hit or fall. https://www.tor.com/2013/05/06/boob-plate-armor-would-kill-you/

    ArmStreet Team:

    Dear Alec, we can make the cuirass completely plain upon request. 

  • Mars 27 of June 2019:

    Are those pants and boots included in this package deal? If not, where on the site can they be found?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Dear Mars, they are not available for purchase yet and they are not included in the kit. We will have them displayed soon. 

  • 27 of June 2019:

    I like this kit. But I hope I can choose another type breastplate.

    ArmStreet Team:

    The cuirass can be made straight/plain upon request.

  • Mara 26 of June 2019:

    Will the gambeson and other items shown be available in the collection later? :) Will it be possible to order other helmets in the same finish? I think something like the Wayward Warrior's Sugar loaf in the polished blackened steel would suit this set perfectly!

    ArmStreet Team:

    Dear Mara, yes everything will be available soon. Yes, other armor and helmets can be made in mild steel and blackened for 15% extra of the cost. 

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