Composite 2 - 5th - 13th Century Leather Lamellar Armour

NZ$475.00
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Lamellar armour consists of hundreds of small rectangular iron, leather (rawhide), or bronze plates (scales or lamellae) which are pierced in various locations and laced together into horizontal rows to the proper length needed to construct a particular armour item. The rows of lamellar armour resemble scale armour but differ by not needing a cloth or leather backing for the lamellae, and the lamellae are pierced in many more locations. Lamellar armour eventually overtook metal based scale armours in popularity as lamellar restricted the users movements much less than metal scale armour.

Lamellar type armour has been used since antiquity across many cultures - first appearing by as early as 900 BC in ancient Assyria (middle east). It was used throughout the Dark Ages and Middle Ages in eastern and northern Europe and our Lord of Battles leather lamellar cuirass (body armour) can be used for most historical impressions from the European Dark Ages through to the middle of the Medieval period. This particular style is quite generic and can be used by most European and Near-East impressions over this period.

Our Lord of Battles lamellar body armour is made from hundreds of 4mm thick leather sections laboriously interlaced with leather ties. On most of the surface area (due to overlapping and threading) the protection afforded is over 1cm deep. It weighs about 4 kgs. The buckles are solid brass and are of a genuine medieval design.The four straps offer a 28cm adjustment factor (14cm each side) so it can be adjusted to fit most people. Back and front sections measure 56cm (at widest point) x 63cm (from top of the shoulder) - these dimensions exclude straps and buckles.

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NZ$475.00
Out of Stock