The armor in this collection is transitional in nature, inspired by shapes and designs found at the end of the XIV century and start of the XV. All of the joints are smoothly articulated, consisting of a series of smaller plates that allow you to move easily and efficiently. The base design for this armor is actually one of our oldest and most-loved creations, improved with years of experience to be new and exciting. We have improved this set by adding additional flexibility, removable rondels for added customization and a fantastic new etching pattern.
This is the full set of armor, including the cuisses, arm harness, and pauldrons. This means that you will be completely covered from mid-calf up to your hips, and from your wrist up to your neck. The leg harness can be suspended with the help of an arming belt or pourpoint, and the arms and shoulders are easily tied to your arming garment. Everything is optimized for heavier format fighting such as SCA, but they are all perfectly fine for LARP, too.
The arm harness is spectacularly classic, taking some of the best design aspects from western style medieval armor. They begin at the wrist in a full-wrap bracer, meaning the underside of your arm is also protected. They close on the inside with the help of a buckle, opening on a hinge on the outside of your arm. From the bracer there are two smaller articulated lames that attach it to the robust elbow cop, which then connects to the rerebrace which is not entirely enclosed, allowing for a bit more breathing room. The inside of your arm is protected by a round rondel.
The pauldrons start at the top of your shoulder and stop at your bicep, just slightly overlapping with the rerebrace of the arms. They begin with a lame containing two holes that make it easy to lace it onto your gambeson. From there, they consist of a main curved plate to protect your shoulders, followed by 3 more lames that cover your upper arms. They are all smoothly articulated and connected with a series of leather and rivets on the inside. A strap at the bottom allows you to secure it around your arm. From the main piece of shoulder armor, a leather strap extends with a removable rondel on the end to protect your armpit area.
The leg harness is modeled after one of our most popular leg harnesses but has been made even better with a bit of extra articulation. An initial plate at the top of the thigh is connected to the main leg plate – this is the part that adds so much flexibility. Like the arms, they contain buckles on the inside and hinges on the outside, meaning your leather straps will not be cut by stray swords. The top is connected to the knee with the help of two more lames. The knee cop is thick and robust and is accented with a rondel to protect you from wrap shots around to your inner knee. The leg harness extends below the knee with a few more lames, giving a little bit of extra protection. They look great with knee-high boots!
The most magnificent part of this armor is, of course, the etching. ArmStreet has become well known for our high quality, ornate etching, which is designed in-house by our talented team of artists who are inspired by history and modern design. This set features skulls and shapes inspired by stories and manuscripts, as well as the beasts that feature in them. The beasts can be found on the rondels of the collection, which can be swapped out and changed around with a screw, depending on which monster you feel like representing that day. Who knows – maybe you want to wear a different monster on each limb! This is the first set of armor that features this new technology, so we hope that you enjoy the opportunities that it brings.
This armor is constructed from high-quality materials so you can rest easy knowing that it will stand the test of time. Stainless steel is used to make it more rust resistant, so you can spend less time cleaning your armor and more time fighting and relaxing. The leather straps are all robust, and all of the buckles are beautiful medieval buckles to keep the theme. All of the rivets are solid rivets peened over washers, and the edges of all of the armor are carefully finished.
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Which greaves fit this set?
Hello, full round greaves will match this set. However, they should be purchased together with the set so we can make them work together.
Hey Armstreet! How lengthy is the design process for the rondel etching? Could i get a coat of arms done on them?
Hi Simon, please contact our support team with the picture of the design you would like to have so we could confirm we can make it.
What is the total weight of the Mythical Beat set? Also is there an option for shin guards?
Hi Walt, it is 11 kg. You may order the greaves separately.
Can a breast and back plate be ordered to match
Hi Cade, how about this cuirass? It comes without etching, but it can be added upon request (for the extra cost).
Does that black arming garment come with it as well?
Hi Zach, the gambeson can be purchased separately in our store.
Would it be possible to custom order a pair of full wrap graves with matching etching to go with the mythical beasts armor set? I would be very interested if so. Wonderful design and thank you for your time.
Hello Brian, yes, it should be possible. For this, kindly specify if these are the greaves you like: https://armstreet.com/store/armor/medieval-full-round-low-leg-armor-sca
Can’t wait, I’ve had my eyes on this set since it came out and I’m really excited to buy it one day
Dear Parsa, we can create a personal payment plan for you for this listing. Please contact our support team if you are interested.
Amazing! i will save for this!!! When will the first shield be available?
Thank you, Juan! We can offer you a payment plan for it if you wish. The shield will be available soon, stay tuned :)
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I have this entire set and I am delighted with it. 1. Stainless steel is ideal for the humid environment in which I live,and 1.5mm is not only well within the range of historical armor thickness, it's also more than enough for HEMA harnisfechten. 2. The fit is excellent. The cuisses in particular are extremely comfortable, and when pointed to my chausses they are highly mobile and move effortlessly. 3. Of all Armstreet's sets of armor, this is one of the most historically accurate. It fits well into the fifteenth century as an example of the more conservative English and Italian styles (as opposed to the extravagant Gothic and Milanese), and is typical of the close fitting articulated harnesses often worn in modern buhurt. 4. The etching is absolutely beautiful, and obviously a highlight of this armor. It's also historically accurate. Although etched armor reached its high point of popularity and complexity in the sixteenth century, there is clear evidence that it started in fifteenth. Here are some sources to confirm this. * Sylvester Rosa Koehler and Grolier Club, A Chronological Catalogue of the Engravings, Dry-Points and Etchings of Albert Dürer, as Exhibited at the Grolier Club (Grolier club, 1897) * Gregory Jecmen and Freyda Spira, Imperial Augsburg: Renaissance Prints and Drawings, 1475-1540 (Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012) * Catherine Jenkins, Nadine M. Orenstein, Fredya Spira, "The Renaissance of Etching" (Yale University Press: New Haven and London, 2019) * Bruce M. Griffin, “Chemical Milling of Aluminum,” in Encyclopedia of Aluminum and Its Alloys, Two-Volume Set (Print), ed. George E. Totten, Murat Tiryakioglu, and Olaf Kessler (CRC Press, 2018) It's probably unlikely that the fifteenth century saw etching of the extent and complexity on this armor, but the etching itself isn't totally anachronistic. 5. The arm harness moves very well, fitting comfortably over my arming jacket. 6. The build quality is excellent. There are no sharp edges, and the rivets are all tight. I have a few minor criticisms. * Contrary to the description given here, none of the rondels are detachable; the arm and leg rondels are riveted to their respective harnesses, and the besagues are riveted to leather straps hanging in front of the armpit * On one of the arms, the leather strap riveted inside the elbow is being pinched by the edges of the two lames which fasten to the elbow, which is gradually cutting into the leather; I will need to grind off part of the lames so they don't contact the leather * Besagues hanging from leather straps are historically accurate, but quite noisy when they collide with other parts of the harness, and often move out of place; I would have preferred besagues laced to the arming jacket, or laced or riveted directly to the pauldrons (all of which are also historically accurate) * The pauldrons use rivets to articulate the shoulder lames (providing excellent flexibility), and riveted leather straps for the lower lames; I would have preferred sliding rivets instead of riveted leather straps, since they provide a great deal more mobility (though I also realize this would increase the cost) * Although the arming points for the cuisses are placed in leather strips riveted to the cuisses (so the arming cords pass through holes in the leather, not the armor itself), the arming points for the pauldrons do not, they are drilled directly through the armor itself; these holes in the spaulders have thin edges, which have already almost cut through one of my arming cords, which would not have happened if the cord had passed through soft leather