Churburg Breastplate. Medieval knight breastplate. Part of Churburg armor. The knight armor is constructed from 16 gauge steel embellished with bands of brass.
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The Churburg Armor is a replica of a transitional armor breastplate and it covers the upper torso. The armor is constructed from 16 gauge steel embellished with bands of brass. The plates that make up the armor are riveted to a backing of thick leather to give them some articulation. The right side of the armor has a hinged lance rest. The breastplate is fitted to the body with body with a series of adjustable straps and steel buckles.
Medium - Interior Front Chest Plate Size - 12" Wide x 13 3/4" Tall - Weight - 7 lb 1.2 oz.
Large - Interior Front Chest Plate Size - 14" Wide x 13 3/4" Tall - Weight - 7 lb 6.6 oz.
X-Large - Interior Front Chest Plate Size - 15" Wide x 13 3/4" Tall - Weight - 7 lb 8.8 oz.
Unlike most breastplates, the Churburg Armor style breastplate is smaller and not fully encompassing of the entirety of the torso. Depending on how it is worn, it is intended to cover the upper-central region of the torso or to protect the central part of the torso. This is done because the original Churburg suit of armor on which this reproduction is modeled was a 14th Century ‘’transitional’’ armor - it was intended to be used alongside a large amount of chainmail. It was a type of armor that straddled the evolution in armor from chainmail to plate.
The armor is reproduction of the real 14th century armor found in Castle Churburg, Italy.