(About) A Noble Cuirass for A Goodly Knight
House of Warfare are the suppliers of high-quality period-accurate historical replicas to discerning LARPers and re-enactors the world over – and we are very honoured to bring to you their Knights Cuirass. It is made from 18-Gauge mild steel (1.2mm thickness), which means that, whilst it is not designed for heavy combat use, it is resilient and will stand up to re-enactment and LARP use with ease. It has been designed with wearability and style at the forefront: it is of the late-medieval style with a subtle authentic tapul and polished brass rivets along the edge. The edges around the arm holes and neck are rolled-steel, so they won’t snag or catch – and each of the securing straps are adjustable, allowing for maximum comfort and the best possible fit. The straps are leather, secured with antiqued steel buckles that aren’t going anywhere.
Our Knights Cuirass is the perfect addition to your LARP outfit: it could be the armor of a valiant Knight, or the shining breastplate of a noble. With such a versatile piece of equipment, there are no limits. It looks fantastic as a stand-alone item, but it comes into its own when worn with matching Helmets such as the Sky Guard or Great Helm depending on your desired look: is your character a chivalric knight or a brutal armored thug?
(Curiousity) Stop, Drop and Roll
Whilst heavy tournament armor was thick and cumbersome, battle armor in the medieval period was as light and mobile as possible – otherwise they’d have risked being beached like an upended turtle. A knight could do a forward-roll in his armor handily; although it’s a fun image, knights being winched onto their horses is a wholly Victorian myth. Our reproduction Knights Cuirass enshrines this comfort and mobility.
- Material: 18-gauge mild steel
- Weight: 24 lbs
- Size Guide:
- Medium: Overall Length – 23 Inches, Chest – 41 Inches, Bottom Rim Width – 2 Inches , Strap Length – 9 Inches, Waist – 37 Inches
- Large: Overall Length – 23.5 Inches, Chest – 46 Inches, Bottom Rim Width – 2.25 Inches, Strap Length – 9 Inches, Waist – 42 Inches
- X-Large: Overall Length – 23.75 Inches, Chest – 51 Inches, Bottom Rim Width – 2.25 Inches, Strap Length – 9 Inches, Waist – 46 Inches
(remember to take your gambeson and/or chainmail into account!)