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Brown Cotton Brigandine

#300583
$169.95

This Brigandine is crafted from free-breathing cotton with plates riveted in between its layers. The plates and rivets are crafted from 16 gauge steel with individual plates measuring 5’' x 3-/4’’. The short sleeves have an open armpit design for mobility and ventilation. Adjustable leather straps with unique brass buckles secure the sides.
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OVERVIEW

Soldiers who weren't part of the nobility weren't affluent enough to afford armor, so they wore the next best thing: the brigandine. As thrusting swords were developed to be more effective against mail, plate armor was a necessity. Steel plates were riveted into a coat, creating a highly flexible garment that could be worn over a gambeson or mail. Sometimes well-heeled knights and noblemen wore very elaborate brigandines with the plate rivets affixed in complex patterns.

The brigandine appeared in the closing years of the 14th century. It reached its apex of popularity in the 15th century and remained in common use into the next century. It is similar in concept to modern-day ballistic vests - which are cloth vests containing metal or ceramic plates.

This Brigandine is crafted from free-breathing cotton with plates riveted in between its layers. The plates and rivets are crafted from 16 gauge steel with individual plates measuring  5’' x 3-/4’’. The short sleeves have an open armpit design for mobility and ventilation. Adjustable leather straps with unique brass buckles secure the sides. Made by Noble Armoury. Choose S/M or L/XL.
  • S/M fits 38"-42" chest and weighs approximately 9 lbs
  • L/XL fits 44"-52" chest and weighs approximately 9-1/2 lbs



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Needs a MAJOR redesign.
I suspected the plates didn't overlap and had to confirm that they don't. There's a lot of space in between them and certainly wouldn't protect from a strike; said strike would either miss the plates entirely or the plates would deflect the strike into gaps.
No  underarm protection. At all.
Might pass as suitable armor for an extra in a fantasy movie, but is not sufficient if you are looking for a good brigandine.
- Joseph, July 01, 2021 | Verified Purchase
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More of a "Coat of Plates"
I'd really consider this more of a "coat of plates" than a proper "brigandine" armor given the lack of overlapping plates.  The gaps between plates, particularly over the breastbone, would make me consider this for protection in addition to a mail shirt or hauberk.
- Matthew, May 27, 2021
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Brown brigandine
Substantial garment, tho made of cotton. Looks good, seems well built (haven't really tried it out yet). Adjustable. Offers somewhat adequate protection,  but the gaps between the plates is too large for good protection. I'll be beefing mine up. Good platform to start with tho.
- Jeffery, April 28, 2021
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