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  • Breastplate 15th Cent. 1,6mm Polished

    Regular price $259.99 AUD
    Regular price $259.99 AUDSale price $259.99 AUD
  • Basic Breastplate

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    Regular price $137.99 AUD
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  • Cuirass Champion Polished

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  • Tassets Avenger Polished B-Stock

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    Regular price $125.99 AUD
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  • Brigantine Black

    Regular price from $349.99 AUD
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  • Brigantine Brown

    Regular price from $349.99 AUD
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  • Cuirass Warrior With Tassets Burnished

    Regular price $319.99 AUD
    Regular price $319.99 AUDSale price $319.99 AUD
  • Leeds Brigantine Black

    Regular price from $1,099.99 AUD
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  • Italian Cuirass 14th Cent. 1,6mm Polished

    Regular price $629.99 AUD
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  • Mercenary Breastplate 1,6mm Polished

    Regular price $299.99 AUD
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  • Breastplate 14th Cent. 1,6mm Polished

    Regular price from $189.99 AUD
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  • 15th Cent. Breastplate 1,6 mm Burnished B-Stock

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    Regular price $139.99 AUD
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  • Cuirass & Tassets Warrior Burnished B-Stock

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    Regular price $195.99 AUD
    Regular price $279.99 AUDSale price $195.99 AUD Save 31%
  • Cuirass & Tassets Warrior Polished B-Stock

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    Regular price $188.99 AUD
    Regular price $269.99 AUDSale price $188.99 AUD Save 31%
  • Cuirass Warrior Burnished B-Stock

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    Regular price $160.99 AUD
    Regular price $229.99 AUDSale price $160.99 AUD Save 31%
  • Polished Steel Breastplate Rouven Polished Steel

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    Regular price $239.99 AUD
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  • Cuirass Champion Burnished

    Regular price $394.99 AUD
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  • Cuirass Warrior Burnished

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    Regular price $274.99 AUD
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  • German Cuirass 15th Cent. 1,2mm Polished

    Regular price $879.99 AUD
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  • German Breastplate 15th Cent. 1,2mm Polished

    Regular price $389.99 AUD
    Regular price $389.99 AUDSale price $389.99 AUD
  • Half Breastplate 1,6mm Polished

    Regular price $239.99 AUD
    Regular price $239.99 AUDSale price $239.99 AUD
  • Infantry Milanese Breastplate 1,6mm Polished

    Regular price $329.99 AUD
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  • Visby Brigantine Black

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    Regular price from $639.99 AUD
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  • Gothic Cuirass Polished

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    Regular price $439.99 AUD
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  • Cuirass Warrior With Tassets Polished

    Regular price $319.99 AUD
    Regular price $319.99 AUDSale price $319.99 AUD
  • Cuirass Warrior Polished

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    Regular price $279.99 AUD
    Regular price $279.99 AUDSale price $279.99 AUD
  • Arm Armour 1450-1550 1,6mm Polished

    Regular price $319.99 AUD
    Regular price $319.99 AUDSale price $319.99 AUD

Torso Coverage

In combat, body hits cause the most severe damage. The chest, abdomen, back, and pelvis house the vital organs that can cause severe pain from blows or stabs and can incapacitate or even kill the opponent with a single hit by impairing their function. It’s no small wonder that, aside from the head, it’s the part of the body that has always received the greatest attention in the development of Armor.

Every armor set known to historians today uses, so to speak, the armor of the upper body as a basis, primarily the chest and partly the back.

Worn over textile clothing, early armor pursued the goal of serving as a third, stable skin to protect the upper body from stings and cuts and absorb the energy of blunt blows, and soften them by distribution. For this purpose, ancient peoples already resorted to the materials that nature provided them. Simple protection was offered by war skirts or wadding armor, made of several layers of fabric with intermediate layers, which cushioned the upper body above all and thus fortified it against blows. However, they had little to offer against cuts and, above all, stabs. By applying hard, stable materials, such as wood, tree bark, or bone, the earliest primitive armor was created.

Great progress could be achieved by the increasing innovations in processing leather as well as the production and processing of metals. In the ancient world, there was already armor in shirt form sewn with metal parts as well as the first scale armor.

Throughout the Middle Ages, textile armor was the most common method of protecting the upper body. It was affordable, though was minimally effective, even for common fighters and soldiers. The gambeson served many warriors as an independent armor piece and, depending on its quality and the financial means of its wearer used a wide variety of materials in different processing.

During the early Middle Ages, those who could afford it wore a ring armor shirt, which covered the torso to the thighs. Also, scale armor, already known from earlier times, was used at least sporadically in the Early and High Middle Ages.

Further weapon developments throughout the High Middle Ages created a demand for reinforced armor, which could be realized by the progress in metal processing. In addition to the ring armor shirt, knights, therefore, wore at the end of the High Middle Ages, for example, the brigantine, a doublet made of cloth or leather, the inside of which was inconspicuously studded with metal scales or rings

With the proliferation of plate armor in the Late Middle Ages, the massive cuirass, a suit of armor made of individual plates for the chest and back, finally gained relevance. The armored shirt made of rings, chains, or metal plates, the cuirass lasted until the late 19th century, when it was abolished, at least in Germany, because its protective effect did little to counter firearms.

Your Torso Armor from Zeughaus

Whoever encounters your character in LARP, reenactment, or exhibition combat, the first thing they will see in your eyes is your determination. They will scan for your value as an opponent or battle companion as well as your armor. The next glance falls on your largest attack surface: your torso. Protecting it is indispensable. At the same time, it is visually the most important feature of your appearance.

With Zeughaus you will find a wide selection of armor for your torso. Scale armor, lamellar armor, or an impressive cuirass, worn over a simple robe, visually transports you to the Middle Ages. Combined with chain armor, it nearly forms a complete armor set.

If you prefer more discretion but still want to be sure to be well equipped, the brigantine gives you the inconspicuous look, in which only the initiated recognize the protective armor.

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