Female Knight Armor Kit "Dark Star"
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!
Female Armor for SCA or LARP
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.
Female Armour Kit includes:
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.
More about our path to this female armor breastplate in new blog post: everything about women knight armor.
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, like finger gauntlets, chainmail or plate gorgets, as well as the gambeson are not included in this kit, but they 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.
- 1.2mm spring steel;
- 1mm spring steel;
- Solid brass rivets;
- Brass buckles;
- Fitted to the female figure;
- Blackened steel finish;
- Light yet strong;
- Unique ArmStreet cuirass;
- Historically inspired;
- Exclusive design;
- High quality fittings.
What's included in Female Armor Kit?
- Cuisses with knee cops;
- Arm harness with integrated pauldrons;
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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