Lamellar plates

This section represents lamellar plates. You can use them for independent assembly of lamellar body armour, which was in use by European and Asian warriors until the XIV century.


All types of lamellas are completely handcrafted. They are based on the historical analogues, which are known due to archaeological excavations and preserved paintings.


If you wish to order plates for independent creating of armour, you need to do few easy steps:

1.       Open the page of required item;

2.       Choose type and thickness of metal (cold-rolled or stainless steel, titanium);

3.       Define method of finish treatment (satin or mirror polishing, blueing)


Please contact our manager, if you have any problems with choosing. We will help you to choose the best model for your future armour.


Once all options have chosen, you need to add item to the cart and make a payment. After that, manager will contact you with measurement request and specification of order’s details.


If you want plates of another shape, we can make it individually for you. Just send us picture/pattern with detailed description to sales@steel-mastery.com, and then we will quote you and discuss details of order.



Exterior view and general characteristics of lamellar armour depend on the type, size and shape of plates, which are used for manufacture. Size and shape of lamellar plates were considerably varying in countries during different periods of time. Quantity of holes in plates was very important as well. According to the surviving ancient evidences, lamellar plate could have from 4 to 13 holes. Edges of holes were carefully polished to avoid rubbing of leather cord.


Reliability of body defense with double row of cord was much higher, than armour with one row. Every separate element was held up with the nearest plate in the horizontal rows. Besides, partial overlapping of plates made armour even more durable.


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Lamellar plates from this section will help you to create custom body armour. For linking of plates, you can use leather or synthetic cord. Such armour will be perfect for reenactment events, medieval fencing or LARP.

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