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Armor :: Cuirasses; Armor for the torso

A coat of plates for an English cuirass of 1380.

The breastplate has two semi-circles of decorative rosette rivets that adorn the front. This seems to be a style that was popular in the late 14th c. and an example is the surviving velvet covered breastplate in the Bayerisches Museum in Munich.

Same as above showing the back and the arrangement of plates and straps. This coat of plates is modelled off of the famous statue of St. George in Prague.
Here it is on the patron. It has a tight waist that allows it to sit on the hips, keeping the weight of it off of the shoulders.
15th Century Brigandine. 1050 hardened steel, brass rivets and green leather.

Fall 2006.

Peascod Breastplate. 1050 hardened steel

Spring 2006.

16th century peascod breastplate and backplate with tassets. Left rough from the hammer and blackened with linseed oil.

An early brigandine. Hardened steel, -1050

Spring 2005.

This was based on plates found at Chalcis, that now reside in the Metropolitan museum of Art. I also found images in artwork as references. Armour of this type dates from the late 14th to the early 15th century. It was quite a puzzle to piece together but I think it came out quite nice. The plates are rivetted into a canvas reinforced leather. All plates overlap in some way.

A gothic backplate. This belongs to the late 15th century full harness in the armour section. Notice how the fluting mimics the folds of civilian garments worn at that time.
A gothic breastplate done in the style of the 1480s-90s. Notice the elaborate punch and filework.
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