Pauldrons “Bird of Prey”
Shoulder armor with swordbreakers
Styled after the late 14th - early 15th centuries, these pauldrons are completely adapted for full-contact medieval combat. Given that the hero of our new harness “Bird of Prey” belongs to knightly stratum - judging by his richly ornated splint armor - we decided to endow him with a reliable shoulder protection against polearm attacks coming from below.
The main cup of the pauldrons is made of 1.5 mm (16 ga) stainless steel to prevent rusting and reinforced with rolled edging, which provides high impact resistance. These feature excellent articulation - flexibility of the upper segment is achieved with movable rivets.
Possess projecting vertical elements, named 'gardbraces' or 'swordbreakers'. Their smooth, rounded surfaces ensure that hits will glance. Any blow targeting the neck or clavicle would transfer most of its kinetic energy to the pauldron, without damaging the body tissue. Instead of catching the full energy of the lance, the swordbreakers would reflect the impact, allowing the lance to slide off innocuously.
Sizing of the pauldrons is carried out individually, taking into account personal measurements. Includes buckled leather upper arm strap and a special leather strap for fastening to the gorget with a pin. Their shape is beautiful in itself, so no additional decorations this time! Designed especially for steel weapon training and fighting.
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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 1.5 mm;
- Cast brass rivets;
- Leather straps.
- Width along the top edge - 12 5/8" (32 cm);
- Width along the midsection - 13" (33 cm);
- Width along the bottom edge - 8 1/16" (20.5 cm);
- Heigh lengthwise - 11-11 7/16" (28-29 cm);
- Swordbreakers are about 1 3/8" (3.5 cm) height at the centre and 1" (2.5 cm) along the edges.
- Rolled edging;