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Armor

Protecting oneself in battles, whether small or large, was an absolute must.  From the knight called upon to defend a kingdom to those jousting in times of peace, the need to defend oneself was essential. Museum Replicas carries an extensive line of body protection, from chain mail and leather protection to full suits of armor.

Complete Suits of Armor

Hand forged and fully wearable. Each is articulated for proper movement and tough enough to withstand your next battle.

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Breastplates & Cuirasses

It was crucial that a warrior protect the vital areas, such as his chest and shoulders. By the 14th century breastplates evolved from leather to plated metal.

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Mail Armor

One of the earliest uses of metal protection was chain mail armor.  Made up of tens of thousands of interlocking rings, it was woven by hand and formed into protective shirts, coifs and even leggings. Chain mail, or more properly "mail", dates back to antiquity; the name itself is derived from the Latin "macula" meaning "mesh of net." It is believed to have been invented by the Celts and adopted by the Romans after their warring with them. The use of mail continued until the presence of gunpowder increased in the 16th century. 

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Gauntlets, Vambraces & Pauldrons

All the extremities were vulnerable to injury in battle.  Made of leather or metal, gauntlets were used to protect the hands, vambraces to protect the forearm and pauldrons to protect the shoulders.

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Greaves & Leg Armor

The lower legs were vulnerable in battle from attack by both weapons and often by kicking.  Protection ranged from bronze leg coverings in ancient times to the fully articulated plate armor of the Middle Ages.  

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Helmets

The ancient Greeks wore helmets of thick leather and bronze to protect their heads from swords and arrows. Over time helmets evolved to protect the face and neck, sometimes covering the entire head with only eye slits for visibility. By 1400 this sophisticated armor featured pivots and hinges for greater mobility and protection.

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Non Metal Helmets & Armor

The Warlords collection of lightweight armor is great for more than LARPing. Whether worn onstage in a production or for an afternoon at the faire, these durable helmets are great for re-enactors who demand detailed durable armor that looks like the originals, but is lightweight. Our hybrid polyurethane helmets and armor are a joy to have fun in too. About 1/3 the weight of the real thing and costs less too.

The best part? No maintenance - just wear and go... anytime, any where, in any weather. They are nearly indestructible and the realistic finish will last for years. We also carry armor made in leather or fiberglass, which is just as lightweight and durable as our polyurethane line!

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Shields

Shields were the oldest form of protection and used to block injury from weapons. They could also be used as a bludgeoning weapon. The shield could also display symbols as a form of recognition, especially necessary for the medieval knights on the battlefield and in tournaments. Over time the shield became smaller, eventually disappearing as it became unnecessary.

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Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Battlecry Soldier’s Buckler

This is a solidly constructed buckler.  The size and weight is perfect and the handle is comfortable.  This is a great buy.
Reviewed by: Derek, April 02, 2019

Review of: Roman Commander Greaves

Amazing armor, looks great! Wears well with proper padding.
Reviewed by: Brody, March 18, 2019

Review of: Roman Commander Vambraces

Good armor, and looks great! Love it
Reviewed by: Brody, March 18, 2019

Review of: Viking Shield, Brown

Excellent shield.  Wood is solid.  Bolts are recessed on the back.  Metal edge is thick enough to protect against damage.  Back is reinforced and covered with felt.  Thick leather arm support and solid wood center handle.  You will need a good strong arm and shoulder to hold this shield for any length of time.
Reviewed by: James, February 23, 2019

Review of: Mail Armor Shirt

The mail armor shirt is excellent. I'm very excited wearing this to the medieval fair. I sometimes just wear it around the house because I like it so much.
Reviewed by: Christian, February 18, 2019

Review of: Arming Cap, Quilted

well made, fits well.
Reviewed by: david, February 16, 2019

Review of: Mail Armor Coif

Love it. Wore it to the Renaissance Faire on opening day and got so many compliments on it. And yes we told them we got it from Museum Replicas Limited...... Thank you
Reviewed by: John, February 13, 2019

Review of: Roman Troopers Helmet

I am completely satisfied with this helmet, which goes perfectly with the Roman Lorica Segmentata in  my collection.
Reviewed by: Warren, January 29, 2019

Review of: Wooden Oval Roman Shield

This is an impressive piece which I prefer to display in my living room. It could be used for re-enactments or stage combat but I would not rather have its handsome surface scarred.
Reviewed by: Warren, January 03, 2019

Review of: Crusader Wooden Shield

My boyfriend LOVES his Templar Shield. Excellent quality and truly realistic. He dressed as a Knights Templar when we went to a medieval faire. He was stopped by numerous people requesting a picture with him. Would love to post a picture of him in his Templar outfit of which many items were purchased via Museum Replicas.
Reviewed by: Susan, December 31, 2018