Fantasy theme gave a significant push for hobbys in one way or another connected with fencing and armor developing. Of course we can not ingnore this direction. In general, if you want to collect the most realistic fantasy armor - we are at your service! Especially since our armor has a nice design and you can create the necessary image with it.

Part of our armor elements are also suitable for HEMA. But in the future we plan to develop mittens, elbows, knees, etc specially for this direction. Part of our armor elements are also suitable for HEMA. But in the future we plan to develop specially for this discipline mittens, elbows, knees, etc. This direction of fencing is based on medieval fencing books (training books) and special very flexible and light swords are used here.

In fighting stylization, we first of all provide protection and convenience. When developing such armor, we combine the existing elements and parts of the medieval armor existing separately, but in close regions and time frames.

In historical reconstruction, we try to maximally repeat the geometry of the example artifact. The difficulty is that often both the example and the artifact are located far from us. Therefore, such work requires considerable skill.

Brigandine “XV century”

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Brigandine “XV century”

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  • Area of usageSports and reenactment
  • Area of coverage Body protection
  • RegionEurope
  • Period of usage15th century
  • Weight7000 g
  • Area of usageSports and reenactment
  • Area of coverage Body protection
  • RegionEurope
  • Period of usage15th century
  • Weight7000 g

It is a stylization for medieval European body armor. It is based on different types of brigandines and separately found steel plates. Pay attention to the slim fit, it helps to release pressure from spine and shoulders. Even for the heavy-weighted person such option is available. Three large plates on the back will securely protect the spine and ribs from strong hits.

It is a stylization for medieval European body armor. It is based on different types of brigandines and separately found steel plates. Pay attention to the slim fit, it helps to release pressure from spine and shoulders. Even for the heavy-weighted person such option is available. Three large plates on the back will securely protect the spine and ribs from strong hits.

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Brigandine “XV century” is a stylization for medieval European body armor. It is based on different types of brigandines and separately found steel plates. Pay attention to the slim fit, it helps to release pressure from spine and shoulders. Even for the heavy-weighted person such option is available. Three large plates on the back will securely protect the spine and ribs from strong hits. Actually, all of the plates of the brigandine are enlarged in comparison to medieval ones, which helps to reduce the power of the hit.

A brigandine is a form of body armour from the Middle Ages. It is a garment, generally heavy cloth, canvas or leather, lined with small oblong steel plates riveted to the fabric. It appeared in 13-14th centuries as an element of the feudal battle equipment and to the beginning of 15th century it became widely used by the regular infantrymen. Later Brigandines first appeared towards the end of the 14th century, but survived beyond this transitional period between mail and plate, and came into wide use in the 15th century, remaining in use well into the 16th. 15th century brigandines are generally front-opening garments with the nails arranged in triangular groups of three, while 16th century brigandines generally have smaller plates with the rivets arranged in rows.

It was commonly worn over a gambeson and mail shirt and it was not long before this form of protection was commonly used by soldiers ranging in rank from archers to knights. It was most commonly used by men-at-arms. These wore brigandine, along with plate arm and leg protection, as well as a helmet. Even with the gambeson and the mail shirt, a wearer was not as well protected as when wearing plate armour. However, the brigandine was probably favored by soldiers who preferred the greater degree of mobility this armour afforded.

Brigandines were simple enough in design for a soldier to make and repair his own armour without needing the high skill of an armourer.