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Armor :: Milanese

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Milanese armour in the style of the 1460s

Made of mild steel. The patron commissioned all except for helmet and gauntlets; gauntlets are by the Mercenaries Tailor.

The breastplate is narrow at the waist so that it sits on the hips rather than resting on the shoulders. There are numerous overlapping plates that allow for motion and protection against, arrows, lances and other weapons.

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The left arm harness and pauldron; both re-enforced with extra plates, being that the left side will take the brunt of an attack.
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The right arm harness. Also re-enforced. The wing of the couter extends around to cover the inside of the elbow and deflect the points of weapons away.
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The pauldrons; which by the 1460s have extended to form "angel wings". Also the stop rib, rather than being an applied metal strip is embossed into the metal. This spikey design can also be seen in the point of the elbow couter.
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The leg harness and sabatons.
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The greaves and the leg harness from behind. The wing of the poleyn extends around the knee in a large sculptural shape. Notice how the greaves follow the shape of the legs right into the feet.
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The Sabatons.
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The parts of the armour sitting in my shop before my patron arrived to pick them up.
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