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Lamellar “Steppes Warrior”

Mongolian stainless lamellar armour kit


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Lamellar “Steppes Warrior”

Mongolian stainless lamellar armour kit

Lamellar armour, with overlapping, individual plates tied together is one of man’s oldest forms of armour — and one of his best.  Combining superior mobility and defensive attributes with relatively lightweight, a lamellar armour brings the best of both worlds to ground and mounted knights.  For reenactors and enthusiasts of Pan-Asian Medieval history, this is a “must have” piece of combat protective gear. ArmStreet is proud that our Mongolian “Steppes Warrior” armour has been well received on battlefields around the globe - from SCA Wars in North America to Historic Medieval Battle Tournaments in Eastern Europe, our armour is providing unmatched protection for champions of all sexes, ages and combat type.  Whether you fight with rattan or steel, this armour will defend you from the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” (and swords, axes, and polearms!).

Read about unique test “Mythbusters” performed using OUR lamellar kit.

Our lamellar is forged of 1 mm stainless steel scales that provide all of the protection you need due to the shock-absorption qualities of lamellar armor. The shoulders and upper chest and back are protected by solid pieces of stainless steel designed to protect the neck, clavicle and upper spine in a wall of steel. Each line of scales is covered with suede leather to increase shock-absorption and reduce the contact between scales. Each scale is pierced with 10 lacing holes, authentic to Mongolian design, creating a complicated, but reliable fastening method.  As a “Second Generation” armour, we have upgraded the kit with wider, more covering shoulders that improve not only the appearance, but greatly enhance the protection of the arm from all angles.

Included in the Mongolian “Steppes Warrior” Kit:

  • Shoulder Plates;
  • Lamellar Spaulders;
  • Upper Chest Plates;
  • Lamellar Chest Piece;
  • Upper Neck Plates;
  • Lamellar Back Piece;
  • Lamellar Front Tassets;
  • Lamellar Rear Tassets.

Helm and vambraces do not come as part of this kit. However, matching vambraces can be purchased separately.

Larger kits are available — please contact us with your measurements and questions.

If you are looking for the lighter variant of this armour, we also offer kit combing leather pieces with steel lamellar plates, which can be found here.

We also offer our Eastern-style Long Medieval Gambeson as a match for this armour.  This gambeson provides outstanding padding and looks great when paired with any of our lamellar kits.

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.

Lamellar features:

  • Approximately 780 stainless steel scales (nearly 8000 lacing holes!);
  • More than 180 yards of lacing - red, blue or black color synthetic cord. We also offer natural leather lacing for $100 extra (simply add a comment to your order);
  • Suede leather bordering of each scales line bottom;
  • Shoulder, Upper Neck and Upper Back stainless steel plates.

Approximate weight in different sizes:

  • S (chest 33–35") — 33 lb.
  • M (chest 35–38") — 38 lb.
  • L (chest 38–42") — 44 lb.
  • XL (chest 42–46") — 50 lb.

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  • Breeblebox 17 of April 2024:

    I see that someone asked about 14ga or 12ga and that could not be accommodated. What about 18-16 ga? one of the most popular worldwide larps https://wiki.amtgard.com/index.php/Lamellar#Requirements says steel armor must be at least 1.22 mm which is 18ga, but gives bonus points if 16ga

    ArmStreet Team:

    Dear Breeblebox, 1 mm thick steel is the only possible option for this armor, unfortunately.

  • Billy 29 of May 2020:

    Hi ,boss.Is this armor can up upground to 14 or 12 ga hardened steel lamellar?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hello Billy, unfortunately, it is not possible. 

  • Dominic Moser 17 of December 2019:

    can you say how heavy it is for a normal person wearing m with 178cm and 75 kg

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Dominic, the weight is about 38 lb

  • Jesse 14 of February 2017:

    Hi! I was wondering what kind of scale type and lacing pattern was used!

    ArmStreet team:

    We use 1mm stainless steel scales, 4x8 cm. The photos where you can see the lacing method are attached below in the comments.

  • Gloria 28 of December 2016:

    Hi, I'm a relatively small woman. Would the price of this kit vary due to less rows needed to create it? Also, I'm only interested in buying the body armor and not the shoulder pads and tassets which are included. Thank you!

    ArmStreet team:

    The armour w/o tassets and spaulders will cost $639.00 + $125.00 shipping. As for the size, we could lower the price to $600.00 considering that you`re petite. If that works for you, please confirm, and we`re ready to send you a PayPal invoice for the order (PayPal account is not necessary needed, you can pay with your credit card).

  • William 08 of December 2016:

    Would it be possible to order only the cheat piece without the skirt and spauldets? If so what would be the price difference?

    ArmStreet team:

    The armour w/o tassets and spaulders will cost $639.00 + $125.00 shipping. If that works for you, we can manually place your order and we`ll send you a PayPal invoice for the order.

  • William 08 of December 2016:

    Could I get the armor with leather lacing instead of the cord?

    ArmStreet team:

    Leather lacing can be made for $100.00 extra. If that works for you, we`ll add it to the invoice.

  • Ryan Pfister 21 of August 2016:

    Is this armor able to handle hits from steel weapons? Best guess for weight of armor on 6ft tall 44-inch chest male.

    ArmStreet team:

    Yes, all of our armor except of the fantasy kits is made to be used in full contact fighting.

  • Richard 25 of July 2016:

    i am interested in buying this lamellar armor but is there any way you can add more to the front and rear Tassets.

    ArmStreet team:

    One scale from this lamellar is 4x8 cm, so please specify how many layers of the scales you would like to add. We can add one more row on the leg parts for $65.00 extra.

  • Kim Black 02 of March 2016:

    Can this set come in blackend metal?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Kim, yes it is possible. 

  • Musashi 23 of January 2016:

    Can you guys use the blackened steel plates instead of the stainless steel plates, and is there an additional charge?

    ArmStreet team:

    While we don't produce blackened/darkened armor for the technical reasons, sorry.

  • Thyran 08 of December 2015:

    Hello, I already have the torso portion of the Medieval Lamellar Stainless Steel. Is it possible to order the other parts seperately?

    ArmStreet team:

    Yes, we can make the lamellar pauldrons and tassets for $399 + $89 shipping. If this works for you, we can send an invoice for the order directly to your PayPal email.

  • William Hall 19 of August 2015:

    I was wondering what method of stringing do you use for this, and if you would be so kind as to show me a picture of it.

    ArmStreet team:

    Lacing method is shown in the photos below. Welcome!

  • Mark Klimaszewski 09 of August 2015:

    I would be interested in a scale armor suit or coat as along as it was made with the scales overlapping the top of the scales rather than the bottom. Therefore a blow delivered downward would glance off, rather than imbed. SS or HEAT/OIL treated.

    ArmStreet team:

    We've discussed your request with the armorer, and he says the scales of the stainless steel lamellar can be attached to each other in this way. But please note, we can produce such lamellar as a custom order only, thus it cannot be returned, refunded or exchanged if you're not satisfied with the final look. On the other hand, you'll get a unique armor, which is one of a kind.

  • Mark Klimaszewski 30 of July 2015:

    Thank you for contacting me. Your products are very nice. I have a question about the lamellar armour. The suits that I have seen have the scales overlapping, with the bottom edge of any scale overlapping the top edge of the scale lower down. In this way the downward stroke of a weapon glances off. Your system has the reverse. The bottom edge of any scale tucks in behind the top edge of the scale lower down. Therefore a downward stroke of a weapon cuts into the body. Does your model have the armor right side up. I would be interested in a suit the way that I describe. Mark

    ArmStreet team:

    Scale armour is really built as described above, it was often used by infantry, while the lamellars were mostly used by armored horsemen. To cut the body, your the opponent should use a weapon with a very thin and sharp blade, such as a court sword or stylet, and direct a jab vertically downwards (thus, he must be much higher, or you should kneel to him). Even such a blow is not fatal, if you wear padding under the lamellar. At the same time you're fully secured from upward blows, which are used in close combat more often.

  • Robert 28 of May 2015:

    could you use the paladin style etching for this armor set?

    ArmStreet team:

    Lammellar scales cannot be etched, sorry.

  • william 14 of May 2015:

    Would it be possible to get this in. 8mm titanium. Instead if stainless and if so what would be the price?

    ArmStreet team:

    We don't use titanium in the production of the armor for technical reasons, sorry. The scales can only be made of 18 ga (1 mm) stainless steel.

  • Kyle Fitch 24 of November 2014:

    Where can i get the helmet the model wears?

    ArmStreet team:

    We don't produce this helmet any more, it was excluded from our range, sorry.

  • Ramon Coma 09 of April 2014:

    HI, Steel bracers are included in base case? Thanks

    ArmStreet team:

    Bracers are not included, you can order them separately - Western Bazubands with rounded elbow and 2 straps or Bazubands with pointy elbow and 1 strap.

  • Eric 10 of November 2013:

    Is that helmet still avaible?

    ArmStreet team:

    We don't produce that helmet any more, sorry.

  • Andrew 01 of February 2011:

    Does this armor come with the sword, bow, and wrist bracers or or those add ons? They're in all the pictures but not mention in the description. Thanks!

    ArmStreet team:

    The sword, bow and bracers are not included.

  • Adam 17 of November 2010:

    is the prices i see aus or american? and would this lamellar look ok if i am going for a novgorod/ kiev rus look

    ArmStreet team:

    Prices on the site are in US dollars.
    It works for both ancient Novgorod and Kievan Rus as well.

  • Mike 03 of October 2010:

    If the shoulders and tassets are optional does the price and production time change? Thanks.

    ArmStreet team:

    Shoulders and tassets are included. Manufacturing time is 30-40 days for the whole kit.

  • Eidelon 27 of April 2010:

    Do you happen to just sell the stainless plates?

    ArmStreet team:

    We don't sell the steel plates separately, sorry.

  • filip 15 of April 2010:

    hi Iam from slovak republic.It is possible to send the armor at slovak republic

    ArmStreet team:

    Sure, we do ship worldwide!

  • Justice Reisenbeck 20 of November 2008:

    Looks fantastic. how much to ship to the uk i wonder?

    ArmStreet team:

    Delivery to UK costs $165.00. Shipping rates are equal for all countries and states.

  • Alex 25 of August 2008:

    Hi! Pls specify if you are able to ship this armor to other countries? By the way what is its weight? Thanks in advance for reply! Alex

    ArmStreet team:

    We do ship worldwide. Aproximate weight is listed in the description above.

  • Steve 18 of July 2008:

    I am Lord Jarhead on https://www.renaissancefestival.com/ The robe underneath, is it a robe you produce and could it be done in black?? LJ

    ArmStreet team :

    The tunic is available in our store, it can be made in black. You're welcome!

  • stephen langkamp 10 of July 2008:

    do is it come with the red robe?

    ArmStreet team :

    Red tunic is not included, you can order it separately here.

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  • Chris 10 of February 2023:

    I've recently purchased and worn this armor for SCA fighting. I really like it and it's just the look I was going for. However, there are two decent sized flaws I need to immediate fix that are worth mentioning. A) The synthetic cord has already frayed and teared in multiple places. It is a low quality cord that, with the amount of weight and movement this armor has, should've been paracord from the get go. I'm debating rebuilding the entire kit with 550 paracord so I'm not constantly patching small parts here and there. B) The spaulders are integral to the chest pieces. If you are used to "European style" lamellar armor where the front and back chest pieces are more or less together, you'll find this to sit quite differently on your body. This normally shouldn't be an inherent problem, but my shoulders and neck muscles are angled, not letting the spaulders sit where they need to sit. In turn, the spaulders want to slide down and away from the center of my body from the 40lbs of steel pressing down on them. This spreads everything away from my neck and center of my body to create a very odd center of gravity far lower on my body and nearly onto my arms than it should. Trying to figure out what I can do to make this work. I can't fight in it as it is, but I really really love the look and feel of this entire kit.


    Thank you for your feedback, and I think we really ned to gedesign this one after so many years, so we will

  • John Robinson 18 of December 2009:

    I have this armour, and am very happy with the purchase.Canada

    ArmStreet team:

    Thanks for your feedback, John!

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