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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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Tabards, Doublets & Gambesons

A true testimony to a knight was shown in his tabard, doublet or gambeson. Many offered some protection against an enemy’s strikes.

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Vambraces, Gauntlets & 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

Lightweight armor is great for more than LARPing. Whether worn onstage in a production or for an afternoon at the faire, re-enactors will love our detailed durable armor that looks like the originals, but is lightweight.

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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: Scottish Battle Targe Shield

I have had this piece for about a year, but it wasn't until last month that I wore it to the local Scottish Fair. I got many compliments on the targe, but everyone was even more impressed when I showed them the spike on the center boss!. (I wasn't allowed to have the spike attached as I walked around, but could "demonstrate" it when in a group.)
The look is not too ornate, but simple and handsome as if owned by a trusted clan warrior rather than Laird or Chieftain. Seeing several targes in museums, this is as authentic as it gets. I wore it with my back-sword and dirk, and was well kitted to be sure!
Great piece at a a good price!
-Rick Miller
Reviewed by: , August 28, 2020

Review of: Knights Templar Sugarloaf Helm

This helm is sure to strike fear into your LARP buddies.  I tried this on once and was truly impressed with the craftsmanship and fearsome appearance.
Reviewed by: Geoffrey, July 17, 2020

Review of: Transitional Pauldrons

Well built. Large and deep dished to accommodate any sized shoulders even when wearing gabeson or additional padding
Reviewed by: Christopher, July 14, 2020

Review of: Knights Templar Sugarloaf Helm

Visually spectacular, the Knights Templar Sugarloaf Helm is easily the most impressive helmet in my collection.  The antique-brass cross pate' enhances the inherently harmonious lines of the helm -- a real eye catcher!
Reviewed by: Stanley, June 16, 2020

Review of: Leather Vendel Viking Helmet

Light weight and comfortable.
Reviewed by: Jeffrey, June 15, 2020

Review of: Knights Templar Sugarloaf Helm

Beautiful, heavy duty, metal, well crafted, excellent quality, and a great price for such an item.  I am very pleased with this item and have it displayed on a stand in a prominent place in my home.
Scott
Lakeland, TN
Reviewed by: Scott, June 14, 2020

Review of: Knights Templar Sugarloaf Helm

Pretty awesome helmet. Good craftsmanship. Looks great on a stand adorning my medieval books collection. Recommended!
Reviewed by: Robert, May 27, 2020