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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: Riveted Dark Aluminum Mail Armor Coif

Best costume coif I've ever seen! Light, sturdy and a great color. The aluminum is sealed in a way that even seems like it will prevent snags, etc., in additional to minimizing oxidation.  Highly recommended... in honesty, I wish I could afford the full hauberk! All aluminum chain mail should be made this way.
Reviewed by: Alexander, September 10, 2019

Review of: Mesh Mail Shirt

My favorite chain shirt to wear to ren faire. Light and does not pinch the skin in my experience. Love it.
Reviewed by: Ryan, September 09, 2019

Review of: Mail Gauntlets

I bought mediums and they are a little snug, maybe runs a bit small but they are a fantastic addition to my templar costume and just feel like you could take on any manner of army or creature.
Reviewed by: Ryan, September 09, 2019

Review of: Crusader Wooden Shield

Opening the box I didnt know what to expect. After layers of cardboard and shipping padding (not peanuts) I was incredibly surprised by how solid this piece felt. Strapping it to my arm was a surprise to be sure. The creatures I'd be ready to fight, I felt like a paladin in hell ready to hit evil head on. I ordered the non painted and got the painted cross. While not dissapointed I'm deciding if I'll paint it myself now. Pleased, pleased, pleased!
Reviewed by: Ryan, September 06, 2019

Review of: Wooden Helmet Stand

A nice stand that does what it is supposed to do. I recommend it.
Reviewed by: Robert, August 11, 2019

Review of: Riveted Aluminum Mail Armor Coif

Looks great and lighter to wear.
Reviewed by: Howard, July 31, 2019

Review of: Death Dealer Collector’s Edition Helmet

I've always been a Death Dealer fan. When MR came out with the full size armor & weapons, I was ecstatic. The helmet was no disappointment. Menacing and well constructed, it was a fantastic addition for my weapons & armor collection. I also have the axe and sword. All are exceptional. I highly recommend them.
Reviewed by: John, July 24, 2019

Review of: Leather Gauntlets

Great Leather Gauntlets
If you own swords you should also have leather gauntlets to handle them. These gauntlets are made from quality leather and fit well. Wearing leather gauntlets while handling a sword makes the experience feel authentic. I have competitively fenced for over 40 years and know the difference a good pair of leather gloves or gauntlets makes. Thanks MR for supplying quality accessories as well as quality swords.
Reviewed by: Steven, July 22, 2019

Review of: Mail Gauntlets

Well made gauntlets.  Leather glove is a little snug but feels like it will loosen up over time.
Reviewed by: Peter, May 22, 2019

Review of: Mesh Mail Shirt

In my daughter's words "SHARP!  SHINY!  BRIGHT!"  Cut her some slack, she's five.  
It's light, strong, and maneuverable -- well worth the cost and, for those who have experience with heavier chain mail, this requires absolutely no assistance to put on.  I have purchased one for each member of the family for a lifetime of enjoyment and protection.  Enjoy!
Reviewed by: EDWARD, May 07, 2019