Knight Armor Kit “Paladin”
Medieval stainless steel armour, 15th c.
Paladin – “a knight renowned for heroism and chivalry”. The very definition of the word Paladin denotes excellence, matchlessness, and modest superiority. When our Craftsmen brought us the first pieces from this very special line of armour, we knew immediately only the name Paladin could capture the true essence of this kit.
Inspired by, but not a direct copy of, classic 15th Century suits of European Knight’s armour found in museums across the world, our Paladin armour combines form, function and beauty that is a cut above the rank and file armour that proliferate the market.
Paladin armour is notable in the beautifully etched, 16 ga stainless steel foundation. Our Craftsmen, going beyond the ordinary, then tailored the flowing lines of the armour to provide maximum protection and unequaled flexibility for armour of this period. As a second-generation version, our lead armourer tooled the armour more precisely, flaring the back plates of the pauldrons for greater coverage; intricately articulating the gorget for better function and comfort; and ergonomically reshaping the cuisses, greaves and sabatons to fit like clothing and perform like armour costing thousands of dollars more.
At ArmStreet, we know that the quest for martial excellence must be tempered with the reality of modern finances. To this end, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of armour at the most reasonable prices. You have trained hard; you have fought hard; and now you owe it to yourself to bring your kit up to the next level and the Paladin harness is just the kit to do that.
What's included in 15th century armour?
This cuirass combines two-piece breastplate and placard, four-piece back plate, three lame faulds and tassets.
This gorget is based on late 15th century style, with two neck lames (front and back) for full throat protection; front and back plates to protect the clavicle and upper spine. Articulated on leather with an ornate brass rivet and brass hook closure.
These are full pauldrons, with besagews, flaring back plate and six descending lames designed to give ample protection of the upper arm, shoulder and upper back.
Two-piece rerebrace, fully articulated fan-style couter, and two-piece full vambrace provides outstanding protection and range of motion.
The three-piece cuisse with fully articulated poleyn provide maximum coverage with minimal reduction in speed and mobility.
The three-piece plate greaves provide full coverage of the shin and nearly full coverage of the calf. As they articulated on leathers, the greaves move with your lower leg, providing unprecedented coverage.
Sliding rivets and a slightly “rolled under” front plate make these sabatons unique in today’s world of medieval recreation. Seven full lames cover the instep through toe of the foot, while the upper instep is thoroughly protected by a single, strong plate. To finish the piece, a hinged heel plate covers and protects the back of the foot with a sturdy leather strap and period buckle tightly locks it in place.
While helmet and gauntlets are not included with this harness, we have multiple helmets with matching etching, and without etching, that would complete this kit in grand style. You have several options of etched and not etched helmets matching this kit so you can choose one you like. In the Paladin Collection you can find matching gauntlets and demi gauntlets as well as updated versions of the armour and armour with alternative etching patterns.
We also offer a mild (cold-rolled) steel version of this kit for reenactment organizations that forbid the use modern, stainless steel.
To check how to measure yourself please click here.
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.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
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.
- Stainless steel;
- Solid steel rivets;
- Handmade casting buckles;
- Genuine leather straps.
- Historically inspired;
- Exclusive design;
- High quality fittings;
- Deep etching which holds well;
- Broad choice of matching helmets and gauntlets available in store.
- Cuirass with faulds and tassets;
- Arm harness (rerebrace, couter and vambrace);
- Leg harness (cuisse and poleyn);
- Klappvisor Bascinet Helmet;
- “Armet a Rondolle” Helmet;
- Italian Bascinet Helmet;
- Demi Gauntlets.
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“Armet a Rondolle” Etched Helmet
Stainless steel 15th c. Helmet
Klappvisor Bascinet “Paladin”
Functional fighting helmet
European Padded Jack “Paladin”
SCA flax linen gambeson padding
Armor Gauntlets “Paladin”
Knight combat etched gauntlets, 15th c.
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carlos 22 of March 2023:
this stuff be yummy in me tummy ahhhh
N r 21 of March 2022:
Thos is riley cool
Michael 05 of June 2020:
A truly wonderful set of functional art. I can't wait for our next medieval event to show it off! 10/10 would buy again.
Bruce Webb 04 of November 2015:
High quality breastplate. Good workmanship. Will deal with again. Very pleased.ArmStreet team:
Thank you for the review, Bruce! Always welcome back to ArmStreet!
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Is it possible to make this in 18ga steel?
Hi James, sorry, it's not possible to make this armour completely in 18 ga steel. The knees, elbows, cuirass must be made at least 1.2 mm thick. Otherwise we can manufacture it in spring steel, it will be thinner, lighter but more expensive.
is it available without etching?
Yes, please simply leave a comment to your order that no etching required.
Your craftsmanship is unparalleled, I look forward to putting together a full Paladin set in the days to come. I have found answers to every piece listed In regards to the Paladin armor set including alternate items for the Helm, Gloves, Enclosed Shins, Padding sets, Boots and even clothing minus one piece. Which cloak are you using in your photos?
Thank you for your feedback. The cloak was created for the photo shoot only. You may select any other cloak in our store here.
can you wear this armor set for knight fights
Yes, of course.
Im looking to buy this armor piece by piece instead all at once how do i go by measuring for the armor do i measure for it with or without armor padding because i have armor padding to go with the armor
Please send us your measurements with padding that will be worn with the armor.
Would it be possible to get this in a gold color?
Hi Amelie, it is not possible, unfortunately.
So approximately how many millimeters thick is it?
It is 1.5 mm thick.
Can I get the armor in 14 gauge steel
Hi Zaid, unfortunately, it is not possible, because overlapping plates won't fit and look nice. Besides, it will become a lot heavier.
Question, do the sabatons come with special shoes....if not where can I get them
Hi Zaid, the sabatons can be made for any boots (the ones that you own or purchased in our store).
Been staring at this piece for a while now, definitely intending to get it, some day. Quick question, however. If this were to be purchased without the etching, and replacing certain parts from other sets (specifically the pauldrons and arm harness with the Errant Squire II parts and the gauntlets from Kingmaker), how would such adjustments affect the overall price of the set? Or are there compatibility issues when trying to mix-and-match a little bit like that?
Hi Joseph! This mix-and-match is possible. For pricing please contact our support team.
Hi, I think this armour is absolutely gorgeous, but can it be made to fit female measurements as well? Or are my only options the explicitly female armour?
Dear Tristenne, yes it should be possible. Kindly send us your measurements so we could confirm it with our production team (full height, bust circumferene, waist circumference, bicep circumference).
Are the pauldrons using arming points or buckles to hold them in place? I know arming points and laces are more historically accurate but would prefer buckles and straps attached to the gorget.
Dear Ivan, the laces are used to attach the pauldrons to the gorget. We can make the clasps like on the Bird of Prey gorget upon request.
Out of curiosity, about how much does this weigh? I'm 5'6".
Dear Michael, each armor set is made individually in custom size, plus it can be made in thicker/thinner steel so the weight varies. However, the average weight of this armor set without helmet is 28-30 kg.
Hi guys! I'm very interested in this set, but I do have a question. If I wanted this set, without the sabatons or gauntlets, would it lower the price?
Hi Eli, yes of course, please contact our support team for the price.
I'm interested in purchasing this set of armour for HMB, but I will like to know if it can be brought unetched and if that will save money?
Hi Owen, yes we can make it without etching and the price will be lower. Please contact our support team for details.
Does all the armor attach together or will I need the attach each to a gambeson and chausses?
Hi Jack, the armor parts are attached together and to the gambeson and chausses.
I will definitely be buying this in the next few months or so! be expecting me ahaha, one question however, is there only one etching pattern?
Hi Brice, custom etching might be possible. Please contact our support team with your design so we could discuss it with our production team and calculate the price for you.
Is it possible to have this set formed for more of a female shape? I know you have the female sets of armor but I'm much more interested in the full body sets like this one. However I, As a female, have a few extra curves that men do not and I was just wondering if it is possible to make this armor set accordingly? Thank you so much.
Hi Cassandra, yes it should be possible. Please contact our support team with your measurements for further assistance.
Perfect armour! but I have a question, it's possible this armour without decoration? I mean, only polishing, really I'm very interested, thanks!
Hi Juan, yes we can make it withour etching with a satin or mirror polishing.
Does the armor come with the Gambeson and cape?
Hi Patrick, gambeson and cape are not included in price.
I'm very interested in purchasing a set of armour here but I have a few questions. First is there any payment systems in place since buying a set of armour is quite alot and having smaller payments over time while the set is being made would definitely help! And also what are the different pieces of garments you would recommend getting for whereing with this set of armour? I.e shoes, pants, padded cloths and such. Any help would be very appreciative!
We can split the payment, for example you pay a half now and the other half when the armour is ready. We have a lot of great gambesons, pants: Medieval Arming Pants Chausses “Paladin”, Medieval Hosen “Hound Of War”, and the shoes.
Can this be upgraded to 14 ga stainless steel? If so how much extra?
By default the armour mostly is made of 16 ga stainless steel (some small details are 18 ga). Theoretically, can be made of 14 ga stainless steel (small details - 16 ga or 18 ga), but please note that the kit will be very heavy.
Such an upgrade will cost about + 50% of the cost.
just wondering if it was possible to swap the mitten gauntlets for hourglass just curious
The armour kit originally goes with these gauntlets. Please let us know which gauntlets you`d like as a replacement.
Hi what sort of upkeep is required for this suit of armour? If i Damage it can a black Smith repair it easily? thanks
The armor made of stainless steel doesn't require any special care. You can clean and polish the armor with a dry soft cloth and any sort of oil (for example, waste engine oil). Do not polish the surface with the abrasive materials. Water ingress is permissible, but not desirable (do not wipe the product with a damp cloth, do not immerse in water, do not wash in the washing machine). After each use, the armor should be cleaned and wiped dry. Keep the armor in dry ventilated area, sudden temperature changes must be excluded. Before the long-term storage, make sure that all parts of the armor are clean, dry and completely covered with oil. If the damage can be repaired or not actually depends on the seriousness of the damage.
Hi there, This is a wish-list top! What is written all over the suit, in latin? Can it really sustain charge from mad guys at HMB combats? I mean, without going to trash afterwards? Congratulations for the beautiful work! Marco, Brazil
Speaking about inscriptions, do you mean this armor kit? On this one there is decorative etching, but it`s just a pattern, nothing is written there.
Many of our customers are taking part at HMB combats, so most of our armor meets SCA, BOTN and some other`s leagues` standarts.
dear sir how much the mild (cold-rolled) steel version of Paladin Knight Armor Kit for reenactment? And do you send a invoice? Please send me a reponse. Best Regards Fabio Bari
The price of the mild steel armor kit is the same, you can order it via our website and just mention in the comments to your order that you would like it to be made of mild steel. Please note, mild steel stains fast enough and reguires much more maintenance than stainless steel.
Does this armor meet the standards be used in the ACL (Armored Combat Leauge)? Also, what is the average time it takes to ship once ordered? Thanks.
Basically any of our stainless armor meet standarts of ACL and SCA, but we recommend to consult with your local representative of AC league on this matter if there is one. Most of our helmets can be upgrated to 2.5 mm, it will cost +30% of the price. For the Paladin kit we'd recommend to upgrate the bascinet.
Is this functionally battle ready? Can it be used for Battle of Nations and Historical Medieval Combat tournaments?
Yes, it's battle ready and meets all the Battle of the Nation's standards. Many of our customers take part in this event, so we focus on these rules while producing the armor.
In regard to the cape and the etching, would it be possible to get a family crest put on it
Hi Ryan, yes it is possible. Please contact our support team with your design.
hey i was wondering if this was available without the etching
Hi Luke, yes we can make it without etching.
I was wondering is it possible to get this armor with a Nordic Knot work etched into the armor instead?
Of course, you can make and send the illustrations directly to email@example.com. Please specify where each image should be placed, and we will discuss this with our designer.
can you make the gauntlets fingered instead of clam shell style and keep the etching on them
Yes, these gauntlets with fingers will cost $99 extra.
Simply order via the site and add a comment about the upgrade to your order, we'll send an invoice for the extra charge to your PayPal email.
I love the suit of armor, it is one of the most beautiful suits that I've ever seen and I intend on saving the money and purchasing it. The only thing that I would ever change about it is that the back of my calves were to be covered in plate; I intend on wearing chainmail chausses.
Thanks!! These greaves can not be modified into full-round, sorry. Optionally we can make Full-round Lower Leg Armour with etching, brass rivets and buckles to match the Paladin set. Such greaves will cost about $470 + $56 (shipping).
Would this kit actually have been worn with Mail on under it and on top of the gambeson, with an arming cap and a coif to be more "historically accurate"? Do you have arming caps?
With regard to historical accuracy the chain mail is not required, but can be used together with this set. Padding clothing, such as gambeson and choses, is required.
All our helms come with padded arming caps by default, arming coif is also available in the store.
How did you make it look so pale? I love mithril colors.
This is the original color of stainless steel that we use. Also etched parts of the armor have darker gray color and fine-grained structure.
what all comes with this deal everything in the photos or no?
Included: cuirass, gorget, pauldrons, arms, gauntlets, tassets, legs, greaves, sabatons.
Not included: helmet, sword, cloak and other clothes, belt, grilled chicken ;)
Is this armor capable of being worn into a medieval tournament or not?I would appreciate it.
Sure, the armor is absolutely functional and suitable for tournaments. It's intended for full contact reenactment fighting.
Can this armor be made in a female version? I'm small but this armor set is my absolute favorite!
Yes, simply add a comment to your order (the shape of the cuirass should be slightly changed).
i am in sca an i need a new suit of armor mine has been beat to death lol. my sca knight said it has to be 12g steel of 14g stainless steel. can you make the Paladin Kit in 12g steel of 14g stainless steel and if not which full suit of armor could you do that in. thank you
Hi Jonathan, yes we can make it in 12 ga steel. Please contact our support team for the price.
Does the red under suit also come with the pants or not?
Gambeson and choses are not included, they can be purchased separately.
Could you fight in this armor or is it more a costume?
All our armor is absolutely functional, we make it specially for SCA, HMB and reenactment fighters. You can watch some video with our armor here.
Where can i get the helm in the photo?
Helmet from the first photos is Heavy Klappvisor Bascinet Etched Functional SCA Armor Paladin, and armet can be seen here - Armet Helmet Medieval SCA Etched Armor Paladin.
I see that there is an option for mild steel, I was wondering if there was a difference in price, and if there were any pictures available. I do combat reenactment, and am highly interested in your armour set.
This kit in mild steel will cost the same. Please note that we don't recommend ordering etched pieces in mild steel, as mild steel rusts.
I love this set! Is the cape included too?
Cape is not included, it's available for $140.00 extra.
do you offer payment plans on the armor suits?
We can split total value of your order into two payments, simply contact us.
So saving up for the etched paladin armor!! Just wondering though would it be better to measure after putting on the under armor?
Please measure yourself wearing padding and other underarmor gear (like chainmail etc).
Can you upload a video when the guy in clothes is armoring up the guy? pppppppllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, I never seen a video like that ppppppppplllllllllllllllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzz
You're welcome to watch this video.
Is it possible to purchase the bracers from this set separately?
Hi James, yes it is possible.
Wow, this kit would be fantastic to joust in! Great work!
Thanks for your comment! We really like this kit too:)
Beautiful armor. How much would it cost if there was no etching ?
You'll save $400 approximately. Simply contact us and we'll discuss all the details.
I like everything about this suit except the pauldrons. could they be swapped for the older style "paladin" pauldrons. For clarification, your "Armor Pauldrons Spaulders Medieval SCA Etched". if so, what's the price difference. thank you
Can be made with older Paladin pauldrons, you'll save $80.00.
i really want to buy this suit but i need know how heavy, how many many kilos is this one ? and if i want to buy this should i just fill up the measurment boxes with my body's measurment and do the payment or what ?
Its weight is about 36-38 kg (79-84 lbs), depending on the measurements. Please note, that this is the weight without any helmet.
Does this set of armour come with the red undershirt?
The gambeson is not included, but you can order it here.