Modeled on a 14th century breastplate found in Churburg Castle in Italy, the Churburg Style Breastplate combines elements of the earlier transitional coat-of-plates armour and the white armour of the Late Middle Ages. The steel breastplate is crafted from multiple metal plates riveted to leather straps on the interior, overlapping on the outside to provide a solid surface without gaps for additional protection. A V-shape raised strip of metal called a stop-rib appears on the front of the torso, intended to deflect blows away from the neck and face. Leather straps fasten the steel armour in the back.
Armour includes two buckle loops to thread onto bottom straps for closure.
Please note that steel thickness may vary slightly due to the handcrafted methods used in the manufacture of this item.
- Inspired by 14th century breastplate
- Features stop-rib strip
- Made from multiple plates
- Great for LARP and re-enactment use
- Made from 16 gauge steel
- This armour will arrive to you covered in protective oil. While this oil can be removed, it must be replaced with another protective maintenance product to protect your steel armour from rusting. Occasional oiling is necessary for the proper maintenance of this armour. When storing this armour, protect it from oxidation by coating it with machine oil. For more on how to protect and maintain your steel armour, check out our guide on Taking Care of Steel Armour.