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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 besagews, 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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This item is part of the “Gothic knight” collection
*If this is a general question we may post it on the page to help other customers, otherwise we will just answer you by email
Hello, I'm Asian(Chinese) and I wonder if this armor will be too big for me, I don't have that big bone structure like white people. I'm 184cm and 80kg.
Hello, this armor set is made in custom size. Please fill in your measurements at the checkout and we will make the suit according to the given measurements.
Does this set contain the heraldic chain and belt and also the kingmaker gambeson which the model is wearing or do I need to buy it separately?
Hi Pratyush, it is the listing for the armor set without helmet. You may check all the products that are included in price in the listing description. The belt, chain and gamebson can be purchased in our store separately.
How much does this armour weigh?
The weight depends on the size, but the average weight is 35 kg.
Do you ship to India?
Hi Pratyush, yes we ship to India. If it is not in the drop down menu, please add a comment to your order with the shipping address.
Is the payment plan though your company or is it through pay pal
Hello Jason, we can create a personal invoice for you that can be paid in parts with PayPal or credit card. Once the first payment is made, we process your order manually in our system. This way you receive our confirmation email with the order number and all the details of the purchase. Once the order is paid in full, we ship it and send you the tracking number notification.
What arming doublet do I wear with it, recommendations?
Dear Zaid, the model is wearing The Kingmaker gambeson.
Hi, is it possible to get this armor but with the helmet style from "the kingmaker" set? I prefer the sallet style helmet and wonder if this set is compatible with that helmet?
Hi Ethan, yes of course, the helmet is not included in the set so you may simply add the sallet to your cart along with the armor set.
Do u ship to pakistan?
Hi Haseeb, yes we ship to Pakistan.
can arrows or swords pierce the armour
Hi Alford, it depends on the the arrows, bow and thickness of the steel of the armor and the same is for the swords.
I see this is made with a 1.5 mm steel. Is that approximately a 16 gauge? Can it be custom made in a 14 gauge equivalent?
Dear Keeper, 1.5 mm steel is 14 ga steel.
Hi could this armor have gold linings or trims??
Hi Justin, do you mean like on our King's Guard armor set, please?
Hi would this set be able to be blackened
Hi Nick, yes it can be blackened if mild steel is chosen for the armour. Please leave this request in the comment to your order and we will send you the invoice for the extra charge (for blackenning).
Would i be able to make weekly payments because i am broke alot of the time and can't get much money saved up all at once.
Hi Nick! Yes, it is possible. Kindly contact our support team so we could arrange a payment plan for you.
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Bought this a few months ago. Looks amazing and was worth every buck!