14th century plackart

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14th century plackart

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The plackart offered an extra protection of the belly. Breastplates like this were used from the 14th century onwards. Perhaps the most well known example is the plackart of the Churburg armour. The plackart has a widening at the lower edge to offer extra freedom of movement. It can easily be combined with other armour parts.

This breastplate can be made with a steel thickness of 1,6 or 2,0 mm and can be polished.

This cuirass is custom made, click here to download the measurement chart.

Churburg castle houses one of Europe's largest collections of medieval plate armour and weapons. This castle on the Italian-Austrian border is the home of some of the most famous pieces of armour from 15th century Europe.


Product details:
Custom work: yes;
Material: carbon steel;
Steel thickness: 1,5 mm/ 2.0 mm;
Tempered? yes;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Transport weight (gram): 5000 *

Does this armour fit?
Do you wear a gambeson: add 10-15 cm to your circumference.
Do you wear a gambeson and hauberk: Add 15-20 cm to your circumference.
Tip: Is this armour too big for you? You can easily add extra padding.

Attaching armour & chainmail
To attach your armour or chainmail securely, you can attach leather laces to your gambeson and fasten these to your armour / chainmail. The armour thus remains in position during a fight.

Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.

This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.

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