Product quality and craftmanship low. You get an armour full of defects...
October 21, 2011
An arsenal suit. This is reasonably executed and, surprisingly, the stuff is rather tough and resistant to blows from edged weapons. I have the whole set. Maybe one day you'll add the balance of the lower leg armor. One serious complaint I have is with the strapping supplied. It is basically useless and entirely to short in length to secure the armor. In addition, it is not durable. I have another complaint about the fit of the Cuirass; you better have a small waist line or you'll suffer. On mine, I modified the front of the armor so that the screw at the flur d'lis works in a slot to allow give; most armor of the period had leather straps at this point - if not rivets running in slots - for this purpose. The pieces secure by leather 'points' to each other though the historic method would use points securing the armor to an undergarment. The coverage of the arm and defenses are rather abbreviated and reflect the arsenal status/origins of the underlying design. A light armor for the Man at Arms more so than for a heavily defended knight. Joe Brown
December 28, 2008