Blackened Lamellar Viking / Russ Scale Plate Armour with Shoulders
Lamellar is made from hundreds of small metal plates laced into horizontal rows with successive rows laced together. This lamellar is oil blackened to help prevent rust and features brass accents down the center of the chest. The armour also has shoulders which articulate well and tie under the arm for a secure fit.
Lamellar originated in Asia and spread to Eastern Europe, Russia and Byzantium.
Viking traders carried Lamellar to Scandanvia from trade with Byzantium and Russia.
Archeological evidence for Viking use of lamellar amour has been found at Gotland and Birka in Sweden which was estimated to have been made in the 10th and 11th century. Numerous Rus finds have also been located at Gnezdovo and Novgorod estimated to have been made during the 10th to 13th century
This lamellar amour is most suitable for re-enactment SCA or LARP personas from Asia, Byzantium and eastern Viking Baltic, Rus areas.
The armour is tightened with leather straps which makes the fit adjustable.
Size (measured across the front of the chest of the lamellar armour) :
Medium : 54 cm
Large : 60 cm
Extra Large : 66 cm
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