Medieval brigandines like the Wisby Suede Leather Brigandine offer protection equivalent to a cuirass while allowing more flexibility because of superposition of bands along a textile or leather body. This brigandine model, also known as Type I, is possibly one of the most popular and well-known pieces used in the Wisby battle. The wavy bottom edge of the leather armour gives this suede brigandine a unique look.
In July of 1361, Valdemar IV of Denmark sent a group of armed men along the Gotland coast. Poorly armed locals did not stand a chance against the invading troops. Archaeological remains of this battle have been described as one of the most fearsome revelations of a medieval battle known to archaeologists. Many studies have been done about the historical armour used in this battle due to the large number of pieces found in the mass graves.
This item is made from natural leather. It may have small marks on its surface. Texture may vary from piece to piece. The item is dyed with traditional techniques, so color may vary depending on the original tone of the leather.
- Inspired by historical armour from Battle of Wisby
- Features wavy bottom edges
- Offers protection to torso
- Great for LARP and re-enactment use
- Made with suede leather
- Plates are 16 gauge mild steel