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;
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Hi, Is it possible to have a logo etched on each shoulder?
Hi Jonathan, yes it is possible. Please contact our support team with the picture of the logo so we could calculate the price for you.
Are these pauldrons able to be customized? I was interested in these pauldrons but would really like it if they could be made out of mild steel 14 gauge instead. Is this possible?
Hi Zac, yes it is possible. Please simply leave this request in the comment to your order.
What is involved in the Bird of Prey Pauldrons. There is a lot in most of the pictures. I'm just trying to confirm if the price is including the leather neck piece or upper arm piece or even everything from forearm to forearm, which seems unlikely, or just the pauldrons themselves.
This is the price for the pauldrons only. The matching arms and the gorget aren't included, but available separately.