Armor has been used since the ancient times as a means of protection for warriors. At first, the armor was plain and simple. A thick leather covering was used as a means of protection. With time other, harder materials were incorporated such as bone or wood. Later, with the development of metallurgy, metal scales, rings or small plates were used. They usually were attached to leather or woven in between layers of material. Such armor was called brigandine and it was used in Europe between 10th and 16th century. At first the metal plates were small as manufacture of such plates was expensive. With the improvement of technology, the plates were getting bigger and covered more areas of the warrior’s body. The culmination of such armor as the suit of armor which covered knights and warriors almost entirely. Parts that were still exposed, such as joints, were covered by chainmail.
Our product line includes many types of medieval armor including full suits of armor, medieval helmets, chain mail (hauberks and coifs), gauntlets, leather bracers, gorgets, and varioius types of shields. Most of our armor is functional and wearable. The only exception are Italian-made aluminum suit of armor displays.
We offer a few, medieval half-armor displays that can be worn by an average person or alternatively, proudly displayed in your room or office. Our chainmail collection is available in various materials and styles. For theatrical plays we recommend aluminum chainmail as it is light and does not require maintenance. For SCA or medieval re-enactment, a steel chainmail is recommended (riveted or butted).
Our medieval helmet collection offers many styles worn though the medieval period. The helmets are full size and wearable and the are made of 18 gauge steel (unless otherwise indicated). Helmets do not come with padding; however, padding and helmet liners are available for purchase separately. For those wishing to display their helmets, stands are available as well.