Brigandine was undoubtedly was a popular armour in the XIV century. It was a sort of transition stage from chain armour to full-plate armour. Its special feature was metal plates sewed or clinched to a cloth or leather foundation. The plates were attached on the inside. Brigandine appeared earlier in a shape of coal of plate which consisted of a series of large-scale plates. Later the details of the armour became smaller which improved warrior’s movement. Brigandine for its time was doing an excellent job protecting its owner’s body. This piece was popular among nobles as well as ordinary infantry. In case the armour belonged to someone from the upper-class the details of the armour were more adjusted to its owner’s figure, clinchers could be decorated, the outside of the armour could be covered with a layer of silk with ornament or emblem of the owner. For ordinary warriors brigandine were often made of unsuitable leftovers of their masters’ armour. The details of this armour were bigger. On the presented piece of brigandine there is a metal plate on the outside of the armour which chains going up to the helmet. In this way additional protection for the chest was sometimes created in the Middle Ages. An outside helmet – topfhelm was attached by the chains. The helmet was bulky, limited vision and hardened breathing. This is why after the spear attack topfhelm was being taken of and the knight was left in a smaller helmet - bascinet, in which it was easier to fight closely. Sometimes sword was also attached by chains.
When ordering this product you can change the options are: material, color, size, presence of additional decorations. Also possible to combine the different elements of armor, for example cuirasses of the same type, and the other to her helmet. If you want to recreate the image of the English knight of the royal house, it should be noted that along with the cuirass, the necessary elements of protection have been and must, if possible, be - helmets, padded liners, brigandines, arm armours and leg armours.