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.
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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.
This item is part of the “Paladin” collectionView collection
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