SKU: MHR-A0931SCategories: All Helms, Shields and also Armor, Clopoint, armor and accessories, Helmets, armor and shields, Leather Armor, Marshal Historical, Center Ages and also Renaissance, Plate Armor, Torso Armor

Description of the Product

In the mid 1300’s the island of Gotland also was a successful trading hub of the Hanseatic League. The Danish king Valdemar IV Atterdag required money, and also even more taxes might be increased if he can taxation the merchants of Visby. He deployed his mercenary army and inevitably a battle took location on July 27th 1361. The peasants deffinishing the island had retreated to simply external the city walls. They were poorly lead, only 60% of them were of fighting age, and also their arms and armour was vastly inferior to those of the mercenaries. No assist came from the city. Even by medieval criteria the outcome was brutal: of the 2000 solid peasant army only around 10% made it through the massacre. The city surrendered and also was spared. The dead were later buried in mass graves exterior the wall surfaces through their armour still on. Perhaps the armour was so old and also in poor form that it was not worth salvaging, or, more most likely, couple of days in the sweltering heat had began dewriting and also salvaging equipment sindicate would certainly have been too gruesome.

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When the graves were excavated in the beforehand 20th C, an unprecedented collection of early transitional armour was found. In any kind of various other circumstances these kind of munition grade armour would certainly not have actually made it through, as it likely would have been supplied for scrap steel and recycled. The excavations unearthed countless different types of armoured coats. In coat of plates -kind construction the lamelles or plates are each attached to sturdy surface materials, such as leather, making a body armour which is basic and economical to make and straightforward to mend without a lot metallurgical know-exactly how. They sell a security equivalent to a plate armor cuirass but allow even more versatility. Usually a coat of plates would certainly have been worn over a hauberg.

This Type I model, consisting of both horizontal and vertical plates, is among the many well-known forms uncovered among the pieces provided in the fight of Visby. Our variation if made of 2 mm rawhide and 1.6 mm steel plates. Flexible and also fairly light, it weighs under 8 kg. The coat might have little marks on its surchallenge, imperfections or won´t be 100% homogeneous. Roughness and color may differ from piece to piece. The dying process is made using typical techniques so final colour might differ relying on the leathers original tone. Like in medieval times the wearer have the right to him/herself bend/modify sepaprice steel plates to make the coat sit perfectly without the aid of a blacksmith.

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Fits approximately 115 cm chest, elevation from the shoulder to the bottom of the hem 93 cm weight 7.7 kgMade by Marshal Historical.


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