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The lorica segmentata was worn from the 1st century AD by Roman legionaries. This type of armour plate consisted of iron strips that were attached to the inside on a leather strap. This reconstruction is based on one of the three types of loricae segmentatae that were found in Corbridge, Northern England. Models like this were probably used between 40 and 140 AD.
This lorica segmentata is made of 1,2 mm thick steel and is suitable for a chest circumference up to 110 cm.
Steel thickness: 1.2 mm;
Maximum breast circumference: 110 cm;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Weight: 11 kg;
Transport weight (gram): 10000 *
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.
22a + 22(Extended reviews)
This is a beautifully built, sturdy Lorica. It's absolutely well made and heavy. My two critiques are only worth taking off one star (for me). Historically, it's very close. Functionally it's heavy, and pinches terribly in the shoulders (no where else actually) and needs to be padded with closed cell foam along the insides of the shoulders. Now, as to the lacing down the front and back of the torso, and this is where it loses a star. The lacing method essentially leaves you with a completely closed set of armor which you have to put on painfully over your head. It's easier to get off by leaning really far forward. This is not something you'll be taking off and on a lot, once it's on, you're leaving it. It loses a star because the leather thongs that are included to tie the front and back SNAP as soon as you try to use them in the riveted clasps. I mean AS SOON. Luckily, I work with leather and had actual quality thongs to use after ALL 4 of the included thongs snapped multiple times (this is AFTER I soaked them in neatsfoot oil to strengthen them). They are utter garbage.
So, in retrospect I would have gone with the strapped version for sanity's sake and spent twice as much but is available on this site. The fact that the most essential and fundamental pieces that hold the entire Lorica together are garbage is a huge oversight. If I wasn't ready to work through this huge hurdle, if someone with no experience with leather were to buy this, they'd probably return it. But it is a wonderful armor Lorica, the quality control needs to tighten up.
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