Gothic Armour Knight Kit
The improved, third generation of our stunning Gothic armor.
It is very difficult to deny the majesty of a full Gothic harness. “Gothic” refers to a certain style of armor and is different from the modern use of the term, or how it is used when describing architecture. Originally developed in the height of the middle ages, Gothic armor is renowned for its flawless articulation, slick aesthetic, and beautiful fluting that makes it stand out from other armor designed in this time. A lot of Gothic style armor was produced in Germany and Italy, though it can be found in many central European nations. Today, you can visit gorgeous original suits of Gothic armor that have been found, preserved and displayed in museums. Those are pretty difficult to get a hold of, though, so our master blacksmith thought that he would create ArmStreet’s own version of what could have been a functional Gothic harness from the late XV century so that you can experience fighting in such a masterpiece as well!
We are no strangers to Gothic armor - we started experimenting with it very early on, and have always had a soft spot for it. In fact, this is the third generation of our Gothic armor, refined over the years to be the perfect harness. We are always working to improve our creations, so we couldn’t be more thrilled with what we have made this time. This harness leans toward the late XV century, is optimized for cavalry and very elaborate in design - it is easy to imagine a heroic knight wearing this as he rides into battle. We have used premium materials and have left no inch of this armor unadorned. Expertly fluted panels are punctuated with solid brass rivets, twisted wire edges, punchwork and other fine details that our blacksmith has designed with pride. This is a full luxury set that includes almost all of the steel armor you need to start fighting: gorget, cuirass (front and back with tassets), pauldrons, arm harness, gauntlets, demi-legs, full wrap greaves, and sabatons. Just add a matching helmet. We also recommend buying padding to wear underneath this set – take a look at our gambesons here.
The gorget takes our popular, combat optimised design and gives it a slightly fancier Gothic twist with the roped wire edge and light fluting. It is easy to take off and put on with a push-pin mechanism, and is well constructed with solid rivets. Two articulated pieces at the neck make sure it's flexible and easy to move, and it sits comfortably against your chest.
The cuirass includes a front and back plate, as well as tassets. It is created in the XV century style and is anatomically shaped to fit your torso. From the waist, three articulated faulds come down to cover your hips, with tassets attaching at the bottom for extra leg protection when you’re sitting on your horse. If you’re not in the mood for tassets, they can be easily removed via straps and re-attached later.
The pauldrons tie to the shoulder of your gambeson and are secured around your arm with a leather strap. They consist of a main lightly fluted piece, which has one articulated plate at the top of the shoulder, and four articulated plates at the bottom that complete the pauldron and protect the arm. The most notable part of these happens to be the floating besegews, which are decorated with punchwork as well as a stunning floral design, attached at the middle with a brass rivet.
The arm harness continues down from the pauldron and protects your bicep, elbow, and wrist. It is fully articulated on your joints, including unique new inner arm articulation near the elbow. The fan is generously sized and an interesting shape, folding into a point to protect your inner arm. The bracer of the arm harness is a full wrap, with fluting and a twisted wire edge up near your wrist. It closes with robust hinges on one side, and straps on the other.
The gauntlets are an extension of our new generation finger gauntlets, which have been popular in the SCA and cut-and-thrust world. They provide unparalleled movement whilst giving the maximum protection, ensuring your wrist and fingers remain safe. The fingers are dished much more than historical gauntlets would have been to make sure you get that extra bit of coverage that could be the difference between a safe hand and broken finger.
The leg harness is exactly what you would expect from a Gothic cavalry harness. It gives a great deal of protection on the outside of your legs and is very well articulated, making it easy to move in. The fans of this leg harness are exactly the same as those on the arm harness: large, aesthetically pleasing, and wrapping around your leg in a way that gives you a great deal of protection.
The greaves are everything you’ve dreamed of: anatomically shaped and full wrap, curving comfortably around your foot and dropping down at the sides to cover your ankle. Down from the greaves you’ll find perfect little sabatons, which fit together with the leg armor to provide you with maximum protection and mobility.
We have a variety of finishes available for you to choose from. We can manufacture this in either mild steel (more historical) or stainless steel (very easy to take care of and will last better), with either a mirror polish (very shiny!) or satin (more matte). It’s entirely up to you which finish you go for, and it can completely change the look of the armor! We do recommend opting for stainless steel, though, as your armor will retain its luster and continue looking brilliant without the need for constant maintenance.
Please note: helmet and other items shown in the pictures aren't included in the full set, but are available in our store.
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- Stainless steel (1.5mm, or 1mm on small articulated spots);
- Brass rivets;
- Twisted steel wire (edges);
- Leather straps;
- Cast brass buckles.
- Historically inspired;
- Twisted wire edges;
- Third generation of our Gothic design – decades of craftsmanship!
- Punchwork accents;
- Expertly fluted;
- Full wrap greave;
- Anatomically shaped;
- Solid brass rivets.
- Cuirass with tassets;
- Arm harness;
- Full wrap greaves;
This item is part of the “Gothic knight” collectionView collection