Italian Gothic Armor Kit
Gothic armor arms, pauldrons, legs set
The armour of the late 15th century was dominated by the Gotischer Plattenpanzer or German Gothic-style. It featured elongated curves, flutings, and strengthening ridges, provided natural deflection from arrows and weapon strikes, and further advanced the model as fashion. The Gothic armour, created in what would become Germany, greatly influenced the armor manufacturing both in Italy and England, with their own individual takes on the style.
At ArmStreet, we have always had a love for the “Alla Tedesca” (German-style) Italian armour created in the late 15th Century. While it has the large couter and poleyn fans and large, fluted rear fans of the pauldrons, all indicative of Gothic armour from the “middle” of the period, the Italian fluting emphasized larger, smoother lines and ridges, giving an overall “cleaner” look, valued by so many collectors.
We also off this kit in 2mm or 16ga stainless steel for only $200 more.
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. For size measurements for sabatons, please send the actual measurements of the footwear you plan to wear under them.
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.
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.
- Pauldrons with Enormous Fluted Besagews – If your goal is to “stand out from the crowd” these pauldrons will surely be on the top of your armour list. Fully hand-dished, 1.5 mm (16ga) cold rolled mild steel; deep flowing fluting along the huge back fans give tremendous strength and style while affording ample protection to your upper and middle back; three arm lames, with decorative rolled and roped edges and a spectacular, enormous intricately fluted besagews round out this truly epic shoulder armour.
- Arm Harness – Not to be outdone by the pauldrons, the Arm Harness consists of deeply fluted rerebraces, fully articulated couters with fluted fans that match the style of the fans on the pauldrons and poleyns, and a two-piece, fully enclosed vambraces that has matching fluting to the rerebrace.
- Leg Harness with Frontal Greaves – Though the two-piece, ¾ wrap cuisses with multiple flutes are spectacular, it is the HUGE fanned poleyns that really stand out on this leg harness. Fully articulated with a demi-greave, these poleyns provide unequaled protection to a foot or mounted warrior. Completely the set is a beautiful set of frontal greaves that cover over the upper instep and the exterior of the ankle as well.
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