Large sections of plate armor began to be added to mail during the middle of the 13th century. This continued until full plate armor developed sometime in the late 14th century. Two main centers for the production of armor were Germany and Italy. One of the most beautiful of the styles was that called “Gothic”. The Italian Gothic, which we have reproduced, was fuller, not as spiky, but offering a great deal of protection as well as comfort. Offering a rounded surface to both lance and sword, the Italian Gothic armor was in high demand throughout Europe. During this period of time, the average suit of armor would cost about the same as a top of the line Mercedes now. Fortunately our suit doesn’t cost anywhere near that! Historically accurate and fully articulated, this is a fine example of the armorer’s art. Hand forged and is maded of 18 gauge steel. Complete with full skeletal body and decorative skirt. Leather straps. Comes with wooden pedestal making this piece stand an impressive 7 feet tall!
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