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Mail, Armor & Shields

One of the earliest uses of metal protection was chain mail armor. The use of armor and mail continued through the Renaissance until the presence of gunpowder increased in the 16th century.

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Heavy Duty Fencing Jacket

#101831
En Garde, evil villains, SCAers, and LARPers! Durable canvas grade cotton construction and thick padding make this fencing jacket a robust companion for years of faithful service. Soft buttons are wrapped with the same canvas as the rest of the jacket with Velcro closure at the collar.
$149.95

Padded Gambeson With Interchangeable Sleeves

#101834
You can wear this thickly padded gambeson with long sleeves, short sleeves or no sleeves at all! This heavy-duty, canvas grade cotton arming doublet is perfect for reenactments, SCA or LARP sparring. It has open armpits for easier movement and comes with detachable long and short sleeves that connect with cloth strings.
$149.95

Front Buckle Long Sleeved Gambeson

#101832
This is a thickly padded gambeson that's perfect for reenactments, SCA, or LARP sparring. Woven of heavy-duty, canvas grade cotton with open armpits for easier movement and ventilation. A high collar protects the neck. Available in Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, and XXL.
$139.95

Brown Cotton Brigandine

#300583
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.
$169.95

Riveted Aluminum "Battle Worn" Mail Armor Shirt

#300555
This light mail, about 60% lighter than steel, utilizes aluminum rings which have been riveted for durability and good protection. Even if you wear it all day long you'll hardly notice the weight. In addition, it has been given an attractive dark grey finish for a battle-worn look.
$294.95

Riveted Aluminum "Battle Worn" Mail Armor Coif

#300554
This light mail, about 60% lighter than steel, utilizes aluminum rings which have been riveted for durability and good protection. Even if you wear it all day long you'll hardly notice the weight. In addition, it has been given an attractive dark grey finish for a battle-worn look.
$89.95

Swordsman Buckler

#805204
Small companion shields like this were used throughout Europe during the late Medieval and Renaissance periods. Our hand forged steel swordsman buckler has a 5” central boss along with six raised supports in a sunray pattern. The face has been given a decorative acid bath.
$49.95

Spanish Buckler

#805203
This hand forged steel buckler shield has a soft-raised boss in the center for deflecting any blade. The face has been given a decorative acid bath and the sturdy steel handle has been covered in wood, which gives you a secure grip in just about any type of encounter.
$59.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Brown Cotton Brigandine

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.
Reviewed by: Matthew, May 27, 2021

Review of: Swordsman Buckler

It fits well in the hand and is not to heavy.
Reviewed by: Tyrone, May 18, 2021

Review of: 15th Century Arming Doublet

Fits great, great quality, and holds my armor good. No complaints.
Reviewed by: Michael, March 18, 2021

Review of: Augsburg Suit of Armor

Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted a suit of armor in my room or house. After looking around, I saw that Windlass was offering this decorative suit. Unlike so many junky suits I have looked at, yours truly seemed like a historically accurate one. Well, it arrived yesterday! After cleaning the shipping oil off of it, I put this bad boy together! I was like a little kid again! I put him in my office, so I can look at it everyday! This is a beautiful suit!! I had no want to wear it, so this type of suit saved me money (got it on sale!) but looks like it came from an old English castle! Now I'll have to save up for maybe a wearable one, too! LOL
Reviewed by: Dave, June 06, 2019

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: Battlecry Soldier’s Buckler

Initially I was leery of buying this product due to the gap between the boss and the rest of the buckler, but my concerns were unfounded. I got two of these when they were on sale for the deal of the day and I have been more than pleased with them. They are well balanced and the grip fits comfortably in my hand. The grip runs across the back of the buckler, keeping a low profile and offering great control over the buckler. Overall it is solidly built, able to stand up to the rigors of sparring. This is my new favorite buckler and I look forward to getting more for my club!
Reviewed by: Jeremiah, October 12, 2018

Review of: Battlecry Soldier’s Buckler

Nice and sturdy. Perfect for SCA fencing!
Reviewed by: Anastasia, September 28, 2018

Review of: Battlecry Soldier’s Buckler

I'm not a shield expert, but I think it is cool. Just got it today, and I am happy with it.
Reviewed by: Michael, January 14, 2017

Review of: Battlecry Soldier’s Buckler

I like this buckler. A good product for the price I paid. PaulCG
Reviewed by: Paul, December 01, 2016

Review of: Riveted Dark Aluminum Mail Armor Coif

110% satisfied.
Reviewed by: Dominic, June 30, 2015