The Lena Steel Chestplate – Fit For A Warrior Queen
Inspired by the Amazons of Greek mythology, the Lena Steel Chestplate has a striking, iconic appearance, immediately familiar to fans of the fantasy genre. Offered in two sizes, this cuirass is riveted together and fastened by adjustable straps to help you achieve a perfect fit. The Lena Steel Chest Plate pairs with the rest of the Lena Steel Armor set to produce a cohesive look or can be worn with a variety of other pieces for a more individual aesthetic.
Please note – This handmade armor is mainly intended for costuming, light reenactment, and LARP.
Lena Steel Chestplate And The Roots Of The Amazon Myth
The Amazonians are a legendary society of women that appear in Greek mythologies such as Argonuatica, Iliad, and Labours of Hercules. In these texts, they are presented as the equal of men in hunting, riding and combat. The tales also tell of how they would kill or return (to the father) any male born to them and only deal with men briefly in order to conceive. From what is understood of Greek antiquity, theses warrior women were found on the edges of the known world. Some believe the area referred to may have been on the southern shores of the modern-day Black Sea, others place them in Asia Minor or even on the Ponti-Caspian Steppe. Wherever their origin, there was no doubt among the average Greek citizen that the Amazonians were either a real threat, waiting at the edge of civilisation or had been a historical reality. This Lena Steel Chestplate is just the kind of armor these legendary warriors are often depicted as wearing
Materials: Lena Steel Chestplate is made from 18 gauge steel
Features: Rivets and four adjustable leather straps connect 3 lames (steel plates)
Size: Small/Medium: Cup Size – European B, Chest Width – 33.4-42 Inches
Large/X-large: Cup Size – European D, Chest Width – 43-49.5 Inches
** Measurements are approximate.