At first glance it's obvious that this isn't the kit of a struggling knight - this is the armour of a discerning noble with an excellent sense of style. Inspired by the Burgundian style armor found mid XV century, at the end of the Hundred Years War era, "The Kingmaker" is both visually stunning and incredibly functional on the battlefield. No expense has been spared in the creation of this extraordinary suit of armor, which boasts stainless steel construction, brass accents and a general attention to detail that one would expect from the ruling class.
The wearer of this armor is someone who others will naturally gravitate towards for leadership - bold veg tanned leather arms and legs will set you apart from the crowd, and roped borders give the set an aesthetic edge that demands respect. The full arm harness comes completely riveted together, and the leather of the bracer and rerebrace are adorned with unique laser-cut stainless steel splint plates (1.5mm) and brass rivets. The elbow of the harness has plates that overlap the leather, creating an articulated elbow that comes to a gentle point. It's complete with laser-cut brass edging and a lozenge shaped fan riveted on for better protection of your inner arm.
The gauntlets are an upgrade on our popular finger gauntlets, and have improved flexibility in the wrist due to added segments between the main part of the hand and the cuffs. A hinge and leather strap leaves room for adjustment, and extra segments covering the knuckles and the bottoms of the fingers gives added protection whilst still looking just as amazing as the rest of the set.
The leg harness mirrors the arms, with thick veg tanned leather covered in stainless steel splint and brass rivets on the outside. The cuisses come riveted to the articulated knee, which have rondels to provide protection for the vulnerable area behind. They're also equipped with excellent articulation, which includes plates that overlap both the cuisses and the greaves to ensure adequate coverage. As with the elbows, the knees of this set include roped edges and the stunning brass border that have become signature to The Kingmaker set. The greaves themselves are made of 1.5mm stainless steel and are covered in leather to match the rest of the set. They're in the much coveted "full wrap" style of greave, and are anatomically shaped and adorned with brass and stainless steel splints just like the rest of the armour.
Of course, we haven't forgotten about the nobleman's feet - The Kingmaker includes sabatons that protect your toes and ankle with 1.5mm stainless steel. Between those pieces you'll find a series of beautifully articulating 1mm stainless steel plates, and a hinge for the sake of comfort and easy arming. These will completely protect your feet, even when you're standing on your tip-toes!
For the main body we've used our best-selling leather brigandine, which is delightfully flexible as well as protective. It conforms to the wearer's body well, but absorbs the blow of a sword much more efficiently than chainmail, whilst staying much more flexible than a breastplate or faults. Our brigandine is made from genuine leather and 1mm overlapping stainless steel plates, and is held together by cast brass rivets and buckles.
The pauldrons included in this set have a uniquely shaped besegew to provide the wearer with underarm protection, as well as articulated plates to ensure a decent range of motion on the battlefield. The Kingmaker also has the option for smaller pauldrons to be purchased separately - one in the same stainless steel and brass edging style, and another covered in leather to match the rest of the set.
Please note: the sallet helmet, bevor and other items shown at the pictures aren't included in the full set, but are available in our store.
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Safety disclaimer: Sword-fighting and fencing is a dangerous sport. Fencing, historical fencing, medieval reenactment and martial arts as well as other related types of activity, are inherently connected to a certain risk level of injuries or death. The Company declines all responsibility for any traumas or harm done to oneself or to the third person, along with any material or consequential damage, impaired during the products usage. We admonish that all acts with armour, weapons or their components have to be performed before designated person who is responsible for safety of the particular event and accredited to supervise armour and sport weapon conformance to the event’s standards.
This item is part of the “The Kingmaker” collection
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What guage is the steel in this armour?
Hi Jack! It is made of 1.5 mm (14 ga) stainless steel.