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Medieval Western Knight's Armor Kit “The King's Guard”

Medieval Western Knight's Armor Kit “The King's Guard”
$3,989.00
$3,499.00

Shipping & Manufacturing

Standard shipping:$325.00
Standard shipping time:16-21 Days
Express shipping:$325.00
Express shipping time:5-8 Days
Manufacturing time:37-47 Days

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Stainless

Leather exterior:

Navy blue natural suede
Black natural suede
Burgundy natural suede
Green natural suede

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“The King's Guard” Armor Kit

Churburg castle #13 harness

Renown. Knights and Men-at-Arms for centuries have sought this elusive concept in the way they fight; the way they dress; and in their adherence to the complex code of Chivalry. It takes much more than unconquerable fighting skills to become a “Parfit, Gentil Knight". Many strive for Renown very few achieve it.

We tasked our researchers and lead armourer to create a kit that epitomized, in steel, the high standards demanded by the most worthy of peers. They took their search to a castle in the South Tyrol region of Italy and unanimously agreed that only one kit could meet the requirements of their quest – the Churburg #13 harness. They returned to our forges and created a harness truly worthy to grace the Courts of 14th Century Europe.

For those Knights and Dames of Highest Virtue, ArmStreet offers a very special harness designed and built to display Renown in a single glance – The King’s Guard.

Crafted in stainless steel and beautifully decorated the armour is not only etched to enhance the richness of the look, but is bordered with Latin-inscribed brass borders, handmade clasps and buckles, and brass rivets.

The King’s Guard armour comes with:

  • Italian “Houndskull” Bascinet helmet with two visors and premounted aventail – The helm comes with a reenactor grade, “hundskugel” visor and a SCA bargrill visor. This allows for a great look on the field (while maintaining excellent vision) and a period look at court, formal presentations and strict reenactment events. The maille aventail is mounted in the period style stitched to a leather piece and attached with brass verveilles.
  • Cuirass – We have taken the familiar Churburg 13 breastplate to a new an entirely new level of the armourer’s art with the inclusion of ornate etchings and the inscribed brass borders. This late XIV century ¾-style cuirass retains the nine-plate segment design of the original, providing exceptional protection and coverage of your chest, sides and lower back.
  • Detachable Fauld Skirt – Rather than the ordinary brayette (skirt) of maille, our armourer created a detachable fauld skirt built from five, stainless steel lames covered in tough split leather, in your choice of four colors. This provides outstanding protection, great movement, and creates an unique look sure to inspire admiration from all that see it.
  • Italian Rerebrace, Couter and Vambrace – The arms and legs of the Churburg 13 armour are instantly recognizable by their shape, brass borders and intricate inscriptions. We knew that these would be the areas that would “make or break” the entire creation and we held nothing back. The intricate and richly etched steel of the rerebrace, couter and vambrace matches perfectly with the inscribed brass borders creating an arm harness the Black Prince would have been proud to wear. As in period, the rerebrace is relatively short and protects the exterior of the upper arm; the couters are open, with a sizeable wing to protect the interior of the elbow; and the forearm in enclosed in a full vambrace that secures with a leather strap and period buckle.
  • Classic “Pauldrons” – Larger and more protective than spaulders, yet less restrictive as XV century pauldrons, these “pauldrons” were a defining piece of “Transitional Armour.” The large shoulder cop gave fantastic protection to the shoulder joint, without restraining the arms range of motion, and the three, articulated segmented lames gave the upper arm additional coverage, overlapping the rerebrace. Debilitating strikes to the vulnerable upper arms, prevalent with earlier maille armour, were now greatly reduced giving this knight a decided advantage in battle.
  • Italian Cuisse and Poleyn− Classic 3/4 “leg harness” consisting of a three segment cuisse that provides tremendous protection against flank and wrap shots; a large fan poleyn articulated with two plates toward the cuisse and three descending to cover the upper shin.
  • Fully Enclosed Greaves − Full wrap greaves that give complete coverage and protection to your shin and calves and continuing the steel etching and beautiful engraved brass border work of the cuisse and poleyn.
  • Hourglass Gauntlets – The King’s Guard armour is completed with a pair of “hourglass” finger gauntlets with a distinctive bell cuff topped off with engraved brass borders. You get a choice of either polished and etched stainless steel, or a leather-covered version dyed to match the color of your fauld skirt.

All of our armor pieces are handcrafted from 16 ga cold forged, stainless steel (with some non-critical, small pieces from 18 ga).

The bascinet is forged from 2 mm (14 ga) stainless and we offer an option to upgrade to 2.5 mm (12 ga) stainless for $200 extra.

Each piece of our armour is hand polished to your desired brightness.

The King’s Guard is richly decorated with electro-acid etched floral ornamentation and engraved brass accents. We selected quotes in Latin from various Psalms as we feel these would have been those chosen by devout knights of the period:

  • Bascinet: Upper Border: (Psalm 18:38) Persequebar inimicos meos (I have pursued mine enemies), Bottom Border: (Psalm 18:39) Confringebam illos, [nec pote¬rant stare], cadebant sub¬tus pedes me¬os (I have wounded them [that they were not able to rise]: they are fallen under my feet)
  • Cuirass: Front Plate: (Psalm 91:5) Non timebis a timore nocturno, a sagitta volante in di¬e, a pe¬s¬te perambulante in tene¬bris (Not be afraid for the terror by night, Nor for the arrow that flieth by day, For the pestilence that walketh in darkness); (Psalm 91:7) Cadent a latere tuo milleet decem milia a dextris tuis; ad te (A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand: but it shall not come nigh thee)
  • Side Plates: (Psalm 91:13): Super aspidem et basili¬scum ambulabis | con¬culcabis le¬onem et draconem (Thou shalt walk upon the asp and the basilisk: and thou shalt trample under foot the lion and the dragon)
  • Fauld: (Psalm 59:1) Eripe me de inimicis meis, [Deus meus], et ab insurgentibus in me protege me (Deliver me from mine enemies, [O my God:] defend me from them that rise up against me), (Psalm 69:25) Eunde super eos iram tuam, et furor irae tuae comprehendat eos (Pour out thine indignation upon them, and let thy wrathful anger take hold of them)
  • Rerebrace: Shoulder plates: (Psalm 10:15) Contere ¬brachi¬um peccatoris et maligni (Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man)
  • Poleyn: (Psalm 59:14) Consume eos in furore, con¬sume, et non erunt (Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be)
  • Vambrace: (Psalm 59:12) Disperge illos in virtute tuae¬t pro¬s¬terne eos, protector meus, Domine (Scatter them by thy power; and bring them down, O Lord our shield)
  • Pauldrons: Shoulder Cop: (Psalm 56:12) In Deo speravi, non timebo: quod faciet mihi homo (In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me)
  • Lames: (Psalm 91:2) Refugi¬um meumet fortitudo mea, Deus meus, sperabo in eum (He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust)
  • Cuisses: (Psalm 91:11) Quo¬ni¬am angelis suis mandabit de te, ut cu¬s¬todiant te in omni¬bus viis tuis (For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways)
  • Couters: (Psalm 91:12) In mani¬bus portabunt te, ne forte offendas ad lapidem pedem tuum (They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone)
  • Lower Lames: (Psalm 91:4) Scu¬tum et lorica veritas eius (His truth shall be thy shield and buckler)
  • Greaves: (Psalm 18:33) Deus, qui prae¬cinxit me virtuteet posuit im¬maculatam viam meam (It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect)
  • Gauntlets: Knuckles: Dictum factum (What is said is done), Wrist plate border: (Psalm 138:7) Con¬tra iram inimicorum me¬orum extendes ma¬num [tuam] (Thou shalt stretch forth [thine] hand against the wrath of mine enemies)
  • Rondelle: (Psalm18:36) Et dedi¬s¬ti mihi scu¬tum salu¬tis tuae (Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation)

While we developed this armour to function together as a single harness, all of the individual pieces are available separately. You can easily enhance the look of your current kit by purchasing just the pieces you need to provide a stellar appearance on the field.

The King’s Guard is a work of wearable art that is protective as it is beautiful. Any Warrior, Reenactor or Medieval Martial Scholar would instantly own the field in this vibrant armour and your are guaranteed to be unforgettable wearing this kit to your next war or tournament.

You have earned the Renown, now own a kit that reflects it.

To check how to measure yourself please click here.

Please contact us if you have any additional questions.

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. If you are ordering 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.

Comments

Brandon feeg:

Hey, do you guys custom make armour by chance I love your guys work! but am looking for something a bit different then what you offer on your site? Thanks.

ArmStreet team:

Thank you! Yes, sometimes we accept custom orders if we have technical ability and a project is interesting. Please, send us more information about what you`d like to get (description, pictures would be great) and we'll check if we can make it.

Sven Kirby:

How easy is it to put this on without assistance? Thanks!

ArmStreet team:

It may be hard to put on the arms, pauldrons and also the cuirass w/o any assistance, we definitely recommend you to use some help with that.

Jernagen Vuldrick:

Hey armstreet! I was just wondering what colour leather you guys personally personally think suits the set more in as I'm struggling to decide. I also noticed that your gambeson sells out quickly in the red and, as I want the leather and gambeson to match, I might have to go with the blue. Cheers!

ArmStreet team:

We like the original color combination, but as we also like to experiment, we`re sure that all of the colors look great. Depends on what you like more :)

We'd recommend such combinations as Blue&Red, Green&Red, Black&Red.

Connor:

What is the sword shown in the gallery and was it custom made or purchasable elsewhere?

ArmStreet team:

The sword in the gallery is made by us, but we don't produce swords for sale to date, sorry.

Blake:

Is the chain mail for the helmet comes with it or is it separately?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, the chain mail (aventail) is included.Welcome!

Blake:

Were can I get the frog in "The kings guard" armor set and sheath?

ArmStreet team:

To date the sheath and frog are not available on the site, sorry.

Samuel Mack:

Beautiful! Great detail, want to buy this suit! Incredible work!

Dr. Andrew T. Adam von Rhedey:

Greetings from Hungary - I am interested in several of your products, including Medieval armor “The King's Guard”. I would like to know if you have a EU representative to make a purchase simple, especially Custom bureaucracy. Best Regards, AvR

ArmStreet team:

Welcome! To avoid additional expenses for taxes, we can declare your package for less amount or send it as a "gift", simply add a comment to your order.

Bas Smit:

Do you also make curved visors for the bascinet?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, the bascinet with curved visor will cost +20% extra.

Bas Smit:

Dear Sir/Madam, I have a couple of questions, I am thinking of ordering the kings guard set but since I am a student I cant pay in one installment. What kinds of payment plans do you offer? Is it possible to replace the houndskull visor with curved bascinet visor? What kinds of material can you choose for the armor? Thank you for your time! My kind regards, Bas Smit

ArmStreet team:

We can split the total value of your order into two payments.
Yes, the bascinet with curved visor will cost +20% extra.
Cold-rolled (mild) and stainless steel of 18 ga (1 mm) and 16 ga (1.5 mm) for the armor and 14 ga (2 mm) for the helmets.

Jason:

Should buffer my measurements if I plan on wearing a chainmaille shirt under this kit?

ArmStreet team:

Please measure yourself over your chainmaille shirt. To get the best fit, you can also provide your actual body measurements (without the chainmaille/padding clothes, just over your usual underwear) in a comment to your order.

Tina:

is it possible to model the cuirass to give it a more elegant female look for woman who wants to purchase this product?

ArmStreet team:

The shape of the breastplate cannot be changed, it cannot be made slim-waisted or emphasize the breasts. Otherwise it will lose its protective properties.

Conrad von Zollern:

Very interested in ordering this harness, but want the pourpoint "The King's Guard" which appears to be out of stock in several sizes. Will the pourpoint be available again in larger sizes?

ArmStreet team:

Restocking time frames vary, while we cannot provide any accurate information when the larger sizes will be back in stock, sorry. Please note, the pourpoint can always be made to order in regular sizes.

Ulf der Jaeger:

What all is included in the full harness kit? I can see a lot of the pictures included but not a listing of specific pieces.

ArmStreet team:

The King’s Guard armour comes with: bascinet helmet with two visors, cuirass, fauld skirt, spauldrons, arms, legsgreaves and gauntlets. Thanks for being interested in our production!

Sven:

If I were interested in this armour would it be possible for me to pay in installments? The full price is a little much in one go.

ArmStreet team:

Yes, we can split the total value of your order into smaller parts, please contact us at contact@armstreet.com.

Jarl Jon Makarson of Sweden:

I was wondering, if I were to purchase this kit in the future at some time, would I be able to substitute the houndskull bascinet for your visored sugarloaf helm for at or around the same price? (Also, while they're from the same approximate time period, do you think it would even suit the rest of the kit well? I'm having trouble envisioning it!)

ArmStreet team:

Bascinet can be replaced with the Sugarloaf helm, no extra. Technically Sugarloaf helm should work well with this suit, but please note that in this case your neck left unprotected.

Charles:

Would it be possible to have a hybrid version of the two options on the gauntlets? I love the aesthetic of both sets but I think the decision to match the gauntlets with the fauld makes sense but I like the etching that you do around the wrist. Would it be possible to get leather up to the wrist then polished and etched etc below?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, such combination of etching and leather covering can be made upon request for $35 extra.

Chris:

Hello! This is a great set. Could it be made out of 18 gauge stainless, with the same helm it currently has and the elbows, knees, and gauntlets made from 16 gauge stainless? If so how much would it cost then?

ArmStreet team:

18 ga (1 mm) steel is too thin for this kit, sorry.

Sean Barfoot:

Hi there, I love this style of harness but was wondering whether it could be done with out any of the etching and, if so, how much it would cost? Thanks!

ArmStreet team:

Can be made w/o etching, you'll save about 15% approximately.

fernando:

hey guys are the legs and greaves included with this suit? if so how do i send the messurements? also is the gambeson included as well?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, the legs (cuisses, knees, greaves) are included. Please take the measurements using our guide, then put them in the appropriate size fields in the order form.

The gambeson is not included, it can be purchased separately.

Eli:

Does the set include the belt, or does the belt need to be purchased separately? Thanks!

ArmStreet team:

The belt is not included, but can be purchased separately here.

corey:

Hey guys and girls, what would it cost to get the kings armor set in cold rolled steel? thanks

ArmStreet team:

Yes, but please note that etched mild steel becomes rusty very fast. We can make it in mild steel w/o etching.
Please contact us at contact@armstreet.com for more details.

Tyler Coombes:

is this armor approved for battle of nations or or other full contact reenactment. are there any matching sabatons for this set? thank you!

ArmStreet team:

Yep, according to BN official rules it should be legal.
To date there are no matching sabatons, sorry.

Josh:

Can a full back plate be ordered with this suit? I like everything but would require a full back plate. Also, can you list the full weight of the suit? Thanks.

ArmStreet team:

This cuirass cannot be made with full back plate.
Weigh is about 33.5-35 kg (74-77 lbs), depending on your measurements.

Allison Keeley:

Hi there! Out of curiosity; Would there be able to have a custom set? If so how much would this set be without a helm or Cuirass but with a Gambesons & armour leg padding?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, please specify which gambeson you'd like to order.

John Metzgar:

Hello, I am interested in the Kings Guard set of armor, however I do not want the extra bar grill visor and I was wondering if you could make the visor more of a German design, more of a klappe visor rather than your current design. If so, what would the cost change to? Thank you,

ArmStreet team:

Klappe visor can be made w/o etched brass decorations only, please contact us at contact@armstreet.com.

Albert:

Would it be possible to have a substitute helmet etched and boardered to match the set instead of the bacinet? Perhaps one that already comes in an etched version?

ArmStreet team:

Yes, please specify which kind of helmet you prefer.

Dave:

I wish you had a spanish coller type of gorget that matched this armor.

Eleanor of Berwyk:

OMG this is such a beautiful piece of work!

Ratbert:

The underarmor gabeson padding linked does not seem to match the length and stitching as the pne shown warned by the model for the King's guard armor. If one wanted to get all the parts for the King's guard armor over time, does one simply specify that the gabeson is for the King's guard armor and not the one shown in the "related items" link? Also, can there be a more detailed, complete and accurate breakdown of all the parts with weblinks to assemble the King's guard armor? and if any parts are not available directly from Armstreet where might one get the piece?

ArmStreet team:

Gambeson is available in the store - Pourpoint “The King's Guard”.
Here is full The King's Guard collection, welcome!

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