15th Century Gorget, Asymmetrical Pauldrons and Lower Arms.

NZ$495.00
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Product Video - Assymetrical Pauldrons and Gorget

Made to protect the front and back of the shoulders and entire arms, this is from the 15th century.

The pauldrons evolved from the earlier spaulders which originally only protected the outside of the upper arms. As they evolved more of the shoulder was covered and they also started to cover the outside edges of the upper chest and back. Because the right arm required more freedom of movement than the left (for a right handed swordsman) the right pauldron covered less area than the left pauldron and they became asymmetrical.

The lower arms complete the protection of the lower part of the upper arm, elbow and lower arms. There is a big and well shaped leaf for elbow protection and for better flexibility.

The gorget protects the front of the upper chest and base of the neck. It also provides the foundation to attach the pauldrons to.

Produced throughout Europe in the early/mid 15th century, this type of complete shoulder and arm protection incorporates large and smooth glancing surfaces in its construction, the theory being that these rounded surfaces would help to deflect an opponents weapon.

Price includes GST and tracked postage within New Zealand.

NZ$495.00
Out of Stock