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Cuirassiers were the successors of the medieval armored knights. These mounted cavalry soldiers were equipped with firearms as well armour and first appeared in the late 15th century. The cuirassiers armor differientaed from the medieval knights full-body armor, in that the cuisses (thigh armor) are fully aritculated with many lames rather than solid plate defenses. This articulation is further enhanced by the use of sliding rivets. Rather than using steel greaves, the cuirassiers wore leather riding boots. They also used early wheel-lock pistols, in addition to lances and swords. Our beautiful half harness is a fine example of a 1650's cuirassier's armor. Our Cuirassier Half Armour is expertly hand crafted historic dished steel armour and includes rolled and roped edges and heavy duty leather straps. Comes with, Gorget, Pauldrons, Full Arms with rotating canons, Breast and Back Plate, Removable Cuisses. This 17th century armour can be made to measure if you desire so please include your choice when ordering. You also have the choice of 16 or 18 gauge steel. If you don't plan on wearing your harness in battle or joust please indicate below and no measurements will be required.
Please allow 4 to 12 weeks for delivery.
* Museum Quality Reproduction
* Can be Made to Measure
* Fully Functional
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