The Medieval period lasted more than 700 years, from the Dark Ages to the dawn of the Renaissance. It was a time of re-organization and invention, with key advances in society, government and religion. This era has left us with mythical figures like King Arthur and one where the weapons and armor of the time were truly instrumental in its shaping. At MuseumReplicas.com we carry an extensive selection of accurately researched medieval weapons, arms, armor and clothing.
Much of the medieval fighting was in close quarters, which made these weapons ideal. Used to crush, stab and deliver devastating blows, these instruments would inflict great injury or even death to their opponent. Museum Replicas offers an extensive line of authentic weapons made like the originals. Copied from museums and collections around the world, these weapons are a wonderful addition to any weapons library.
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.
Museum Replicas carries a full line of high quality costumes, jewelry, shoes and accessories for women. Spanning the Dark Ages through the late Middle Ages our clothes are authentic and comfortable. Made with high quality fabrics, we pay attention to every detail, from the beautiful buttons to the hand stitched trim. You will be sure to turn heads when wearing our authentic clothing!
A true testimony to a knight was shown in his tunic, brigandine or gambeson. Used for both markings of the field of battle, some also gave protection against an enemy’s strikes. MuseumReplicas.com offers an authentic line of period tunics with ensure your status on the battlefield.