Armour for the Medieval KnightEpic Armoury’s Complete Milanese Armour is a set of plate inspired by medieval armour and low-fantasy settings, polished to a high-gloss finish to appeal to the knights in shining armour. The set includes a breastplate, pauldrons, faulds and tassets, and couters--all that is left is the gambeson and clothing you desire to complete your LARP character’s look. Made of 1 mm thick mild steel and leather straps and fittings, this armour is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Available in sizes Medium, Large, and X-Large; and in colours Polished Steel and Epic Dark.
Milanese Armour Breastplate
Milanese Armour is a simple piece of armour protecting the front of the torso and abdomen. The plate rests at the waist and is sculpted to fit the body and add structural strength to the steel. The Milanese Armour is embellished with a beveled plate on the chest to deflect attacks.
The Milanese Pauldrons are a pair of shoulderguards. The pauldrons rest on top of the shoulders and cover the upper arms and a large portion of the upper back. Both are attractively curved to add structural strength to the steel while maintaining flexibility thanks to the overlapping plates. Asymmetrical in design, the left pauldron is fitted with a vertical plate designed to protect the head from glancing blows. These pauldrons are embellished with a top beveled plate to further deflect attacks, as well as a chain pin to attach an insignia. Secure them by tying the canvas ties to the breastplate, and pulling the leather straps tight around the upper arms.
Faulds and Tassets
The Faulds and Tassets are designed to protect the waist, hip and upper thigh from attacks that might leave you off balance, wounded, and vulnerable while on the battlefield. This armour limits your weak spots without limiting your mobility thanks to the articulation of its bottom plate. They are secured with two adjustable leather straps over the shoulders and another around the waist.
The Milanese Couter is a pair of guards that protect the entire elbow--including the sides and a portion of the arms, thwarting even the most determined soldier. Its shape is intended to not only block blows, but to deflect them away safely. A curved shelf is riveted and welded along its edge, catching strikes that would otherwise slide onto the arms. One leather strap is used to keep each of the couters in place. Conveniently placed eyelets can be used to attach the couter firmly to a gambeson or shirt.
Inspired by Medieval History
- Historically designed with sculpted ridges and overlapping plates to provide reinforced protection and to deflect attacks on a chaotic battlefield
- Plate armour became more popular as firearm technology became more prevalent during the 13th century