Plate Armour

Plate armour is made from pieces of iron or steel plate. It is regarded as a late medieval development but plate pieces appeared during the 13th century. 

All of our armour is in 16 gauge (1.6mm) and made from mild steel - which is suitable for jousting and re-eactment combat use where protection is a priority such as for the body, shoulders, upper arms and upper legs. It is also suitable for light contact use (e.g. LARP).

Sometimes we can obtain thinner gauges 18 or 20 gauge (1.2mm or 1.0mm steel) - which is slightly lighter than our standard 16 gauge but we do not hold these thinner gauges in stock so if you want items in thinner gauges then minimum order quantities (8 per item) are required for us to arrange manufacture.

Our plate armour is not tailor made for the individual unlike custom made plate armour that you can obtain from professional armourers. Rather our armour is more high end "munitions grade" armour which most soldiers would have used.

Our plate armour for limbs and hands is made in one size which will most most people with not much more than minor adjustments.

While this armour is not tailored for the inidividual, it is much cheaper than custom made armour and it will still its job in helping to keep you safe and look good. At a later date, once you decide exactly what type of armour you want, you can get a custom one made while still retaining a 'munitions grade' armour which you can use for training and other activities that expose it to wear and tear instead of your custom armour.