15th Century Milanese Cuisse Leg Armour - 16 Gauge
Make your own Medieval experience with this Milanese style leg plate armour harness forged from 16 gauge steel. This armour is a reproduction of a leg harness believed to have been owned by Frederick I of the Palatinate currently on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum of art in Vienna, Austria. The armour can be viewed on the following link to the museum website https://www.khm.at/objektdb/detail/372283 also shown in the last photo. The original artefact is estimated to have been made in the mid 15th century.
The plates are designed to articulate and provide better movement. The cuisse has three leather straps with buckles which are securely riveted for durability. The top leather strap is extra wide to improve the fit. The straps are adjustable allowing for a better fit on the wearer. The armour also has four arming points at the top on a leather pad to lace onto an arming garment and an additional two arming points at the top near the hinged panel.
The three hole style at the bottom of the leg armour can be seen in the extant armour of Arch Duke Sigismund of Tyrol (shown in 2nd last photo). Suitable for a mid 15th-century European persona at your next Tudor, Medieval or Renaissance re-enactment, LARP, SCA or Living History event.
Other 14th, 15th and 16th century armour is also available.
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Price is for a left and right leg pair.
Aglet and cord ties shown in photos available separately.
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