Balthasar Cuirass

(3 customer reviews)


Balthasar Steel Breastplate


15 in stock

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Balthasar Steel Backplate


17 in stock

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SKU: MY100252-Bundle Categories: , , ,

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Made of polished steel, the Balthasar Cuirass is an excellent piece of torso armour suitable for LARP use or for other historical reenactments. Both breastplate and backplate are included, connected at the shoulder and sides with adjustable leather straps and buckles. Spaulders can also be connected to the cuirass through attachments at its shoulders. Featuring stunning craftsmanship, the breastplate is made up of seven separate segments riveted together, a sturdy construction that still allows mobility due to the moving parts. The lower two segments of the cuirass are hinged, granting the wearer a suitable amount of flexibility. This piece of armour is intended to be worn over padding, such as a gambeson, for maximum comfort and safety.

Please be aware that this armour is handmade, and it can be thicker than listed here. As such, it is intended mainly for costuming, light reenactment, and LARP.

Key Features:

  • Includes both breastplate (#MY101302) and backplate (#MY101301)
  • Connects at the sides and shoulders with adjustable straps
  • Breastplate constructed from seven riveted segments
  • Lower two segments allow for decent mobility
  • Great to wear over gambesons for LARP events or medieval reenactments


  • Crafted from polished 18 gauge steel

Front WidthFront LengthBack WidthBack LengthChest CircumferenceNeck DiameterChest WeightBack Weight
One Size23.3 inches21.5 inches21.5 inches27.8 inches45-51 inches8.2 inches9 lbs10 lbs

3 reviews for Balthasar Cuirass

  1. Oleg G.

    Surprisingly well made for the price. Semi-lobster tail design of breastplate AND back plate allows good amount of movement. It is bit on the heavy side – 19lbs for set. Quality of leather belts can be better, but for the price – you can’t ask for more.

  2. timothy oconnor (verified owner)

    A great value for the price and very well made. We have used with Calimacil LARP weapons, kendo shinai, and heavy HEMA synthetic swords which is why we originally purchased it. It has withstood our backyard battles and provides far better protection than our kendo do (breastplate). It arrived in copious amounts of grease to protect from moisture and rust which is a good thing! For a starter, you can simply use paper towels to remove most of the grease.

  3. willbrown2501 (verified owner)

    Really awesome set. Came in quick, backplate was a bit too wide but customer service came and helped really quickly (bent it into shape with some trailer fasteners and works perfectly now). They fit well and fasten well. The faulds are articulated and the breastplate is also but only slightly, allows for some decent mobility. A bit heavy but I kinda like that. Sturdy as hell, also surprisingly comfortable over gambeson, damn near fell asleep in it after sitting down. Overall very nice and definitely worth the price, looks great, feels great, is great.

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