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Knight Armor Kit “Paladin”

Medieval stainless steel armour, 15th c.

$3,925 $3,294

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$300
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16-21 Days
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Manufacturing time
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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.

While a helmet is 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.

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.

What's included?

  • Cuirass – two-piece breastplate and placard; four-piece back plate, three lame faulds and tassets.
  • Gorget – 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.
  • Pauldrons – 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.
  • Arms – two-piece rerebrace, fully articulated fan-style couter, and two-piece full vambrace provides outstanding protection and range of motion.
  • Gauntlets – gorgeous, clamshell-style gauntlets provide unmatched coverage and flexibility. The three-lamed wrist, articulated on sliding rivets, provides the wearer with excellent wrist and hand mobility, while the two-piece cuff and wide lames covering the fingers will protect you through every encounter.
  • Legs – the three-piece cuisse, fully articulated poleyn, and three lame demi greave provide maximum coverage with minimal reduction in speed and mobility.
  • Greaves and Sabatons - 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.

This item is part of the “Paladin” collection

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43 Comments

  • Ivan L 05 of March 2019:

    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.

    ArmStreet Team:

    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.

  • Michael 15 of December 2018:

    Out of curiosity, about how much does this weigh? I'm 5'6".

    ArmStreet Team:

    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. 

  • Eli Hollis 18 of November 2018:

    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?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Eli, yes of course, please contact our support team for the price. 

  • Owen 05 of November 2018:

    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?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Owen, yes we can make it without etching and the price will be lower. Please contact our support team for details. 

  • Jack 18 of March 2018:

    Does all the armor attach together or will I need the attach each to a gambeson and chausses?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Jack, the armor parts are attached together and to the gambeson and chausses. 

  • Brice 07 of March 2018:

    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?

    ArmStreet Team:

    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. 

  • Cassandra 30 of November 2017:

    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.

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Cassandra, yes it should be possible. Please contact our support team with your measurements for further assistance. 

  • Juan 22 of October 2017:

    Perfect armour! but I have a question, it's possible this armour without decoration? I mean, only polishing, really I'm very interested, thanks!

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Juan, yes we can make it withour etching with a satin or mirror polishing. 

  • Patrick Anderson 17 of September 2017:

    Does the armor come with the Gambeson and cape?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Patrick, gambeson and cape are not included in price. 

  • Jason 15 of March 2017:

    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!

    ArmStreet team:

    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.

  • Ivan L 06 of February 2017:

    Can this be upgraded to 14 ga stainless steel? If so how much extra?

    ArmStreet team:

    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.

  • Adam Smith 11 of December 2016:

    just wondering if it was possible to swap the mitten gauntlets for hourglass just curious

    ArmStreet team:

    The armour kit originally goes with these gauntlets. Please let us know which gauntlets you`d like as a replacement.

  • Ian Haggerty 19 of August 2016:

    Hi what sort of upkeep is required for this suit of armour? If i Damage it can a black Smith repair it easily? thanks

    ArmStreet team:

    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.

  • Marco Aurelio Rocca 08 of August 2016:

    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

    ArmStreet team:

    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.

  • fabio bari 25 of July 2016:

    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

    ArmStreet team:

    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.

  • Tler 23 of July 2016:

    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.

    ArmStreet team:

    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.

  • Natalie de Clare 18 of July 2016:

    Is this functionally battle ready? Can it be used for Battle of Nations and Historical Medieval Combat tournaments?

    ArmStreet team:

    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.

  • Ryan 21 of June 2016:

    In regard to the cape and the etching, would it be possible to get a family crest put on it

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Ryan, yes it is possible. Please contact our support team with your design. 

  • Luke milbourne 05 of March 2016:

    hey i was wondering if this was available without the etching

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Luke, yes we can make it without etching. 

  • Jim 20 of January 2016:

    I was wondering is it possible to get this armor with a Nordic Knot work etched into the armor instead?

    ArmStreet team:

    Of course, you can make and send the illustrations directly to armstreet.com@gmail.com. Please specify where each image should be placed, and we will discuss this with our designer.

  • brandon 05 of December 2015:

    can you make the gauntlets fingered instead of clam shell style and keep the etching on them

    ArmStreet team:

    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.

  • 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!

  • jesse 07 of April 2015:

    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.

    ArmStreet team:

    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).

  • Douglas T 25 of March 2015:

    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?

    ArmStreet team:

    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.

  • Eruantion 21 of March 2015:

    How did you make it look so pale? I love mithril colors.

    ArmStreet team:

    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.

  • fred 16 of December 2014:

    what all comes with this deal everything in the photos or no?

    ArmStreet team:

    Included: cuirass, gorget, pauldrons, arms, gauntlets, tassets, legs, greaves, sabatons.
    Not included: helmet, sword, cloak and other clothes, belt, grilled chicken ;)

  • fred 16 of December 2014:

    Is this armor capable of being worn into a medieval tournament or not?I would appreciate it.

    ArmStreet team:

    Sure, the armor is absolutely functional and suitable for tournaments. It's intended for full contact reenactment fighting.

  • cheryl 20 of November 2014:

    Can this armor be made in a female version? I'm small but this armor set is my absolute favorite!

    ArmStreet team:

    Yes, simply add a comment to your order (the shape of the cuirass should be slightly changed).

  • jonathan 18 of October 2014:

    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

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi Jonathan, yes we can make it in 12 ga steel. Please contact our support team for the price. 

  • Frank 22 of September 2014:

    Does the red under suit also come with the pants or not?

    ArmStreet team:

    Gambeson and choses are not included, they can be purchased separately.

  • Frank 22 of September 2014:

    Could you fight in this armor or is it more a costume?

    ArmStreet team:

    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.

  • Devin O'Neill 11 of August 2014:

    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.

    ArmStreet team:

    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.

  • Michael 19 of June 2014:

    I love this set! Is the cape included too?

    ArmStreet team:

    Cape is not included, it's available for $140.00 extra.

  • David Evans 04 of March 2014:

    do you offer payment plans on the armor suits?

    ArmStreet team:

    We can split total value of your order into two payments, simply contact us.

  • Mike 05 of November 2013:

    So saving up for the etched paladin armor!! Just wondering though would it be better to measure after putting on the under armor?

    ArmStreet team:

    Please measure yourself wearing padding and other underarmor gear (like chainmail etc).

  • iluvarmur9960 24 of July 2013:

    Can you upload a video when the guy in clothes is armoring up the guy? pppppppllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz, I never seen a video like that ppppppppplllllllllllllllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzz

    ArmStreet team:

    You're welcome to watch this video.

  • James 13 of June 2013:

    Is it possible to purchase the bracers from this set separately?

    ArmStreet Team:

    Hi James, yes it is possible. 

  • Lloyd 09 of June 2013:

    Wow, this kit would be fantastic to joust in! Great work!

    ArmStreet team:

    Thanks for your comment! We really like this kit too:)

  • Simon 25 of May 2013:

    Beautiful armor. How much would it cost if there was no etching ?

    ArmStreet team:

    You'll save $400 approximately. Simply contact us and we'll discuss all the details.

  • braden 17 of May 2013:

    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

    ArmStreet team:

    Can be made with older Paladin pauldrons, you'll save $80.00.

  • anderson 14 of May 2013:

    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 ?

    ArmStreet team:

    Its weight is about 36-38 kg (79-84 lbs), depending on the measurements. Please note, that this is the weight without any helmet.

  • Yazeed M. 22 of April 2013:

    Does this set of armour come with the red undershirt?

    ArmStreet team:

    The gambeson is not included, but you can order it here.

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