Roman Armour, Roman Armor and Armour Sets

As a military power, the Romans had considerable strength. Intense training made their formal military quite strong, and that strength was only augmented by good equipment, like their armour. As a line of defense, Roman armour is quite spectacular, offering up a distinctive look that is quite unforgettable. And now, you can acquire some Roman armour for yourself just by doing a bit of shopping here at Dark Knight Armoury. The lorica segmentata is the most commonly known Roman armour. Made from bands of iron, this armour was the most protective and was used from about the 9th century B.C. to around the 3rd century A.D. Roman soldiers also commonly wore mail, although the look of the lorica, in either iron, steel, or leather, is far more iconic. Romans also favored muscle armour, just as the Greeks did, thanks to its impressive design. Gladiators also were given pieces of armour, as much for protection as to keep the fights interesting and entertaining. Gladiators traditionally wore a combination of leather and metal, with prominent protectors being the manica for the arms and pauldrons for the shoulders, as well as greaves for the legs. Dark Knight Armoury carries variations of all of these Roman armours, so that when you build your own Roman warrior look, you can build it exactly how you want, with all the right pieces of authentic armour.
Black Steel Muscle Cuirass
Muscle cuirasses were designed to display what the Greeks considered to be the height of physical perfection. This Black Steel Muscle Cuirass is a replication of the cuirasses that became popular throughout the 5th and 4th centuries.
Price: $160.00
Black Steel Muscle Cuirass
Send your enemies fleeing when you show your strength in the Black Steel Muscle Cuirass. Made of 20 gauge steel, this body armour is inspired by the muscle cuirasses worn by the warriors and rulers of ancient Rome and Greece.
Price: $113.00
Blond Plumed Roman Centurion Armour Set
A select number of distinguished Roman officers known as Centurions were so-named because they originally were in control of units of 100 men. The historical Roman Centurion Armour Display comes complete with stand, helm, and segmentata.
Price: $589.00
Brass Gladiator Neck Guard
Gladiators typically did not wear a lot of armor, as it tended to make the fight more risky and therefore, more exciting. Many gladiators went into battle wearing minimal armor, including something like this Brass Gladiator Neck Guard.
Price: $117.00
Brass Gladiator Scaled Arm Guard
The armor a gladiator wore often depended on their type, although a more common piece of gladiatorial armor was this Brass Gladiator Scaled Arm Guard. This protector offers the defense of metal armor in a rather lightweight package.
Price: $171.00
Brass Lorica Squamata
A serious Greek or Roman warrior needs a full set of protection. This Brass Lorica Squamata is the perfect start to your armored appearance, giving you an added layer of defense between your body and the implements of your enemy.
Price: $1,247.00
Brass Praetorian Greaves
In Ancient Rome, members of the Praetorian Guard were often immediately recognizable. Not only was their position one of power, but they were a noble corps, wearing the finest armor, including pieces like these Brass Praetorian Greaves.
Price: $396.00
Brass Scale Armor
Popular in Greek and Roman warrior cultures, scale armor consists of brass pieces layered together to create an effective suit of armor. This Brass Scale Armor is an authentic piece of protective gear for your warrior ensemble.
Price: $1,012.00
Centurion Leather Body Armour
This attractive harness provides full frontal and rear torso protection. Our Centurion Armour has a classic Roman Style making this perfect for Roman soldiers, gladiators, centurions, and even praetorian guards!
Price: $220.00
Early Roman Officers Armour Set
Early armor of Rome was influenced heavily by earlier Greek armour, and it would not be unusual to see early Roman armies wearing armour and helmets similar to those worn by the soldiers of Greece and Gaul.
Price: $537.75
Gladiator Front And Back Plate
Not all gladiators entered into the arena with limited armor. Some, like the secutor gladiator, would have worn heavy armor like this Gladiator Front and Back Plate, all with the intention of making the fight more entertaining.
Price: $158.00
Gladiator Leather Segmentata Arm Guard
Some gladiators wore very little armor, choosing instead to go into the arena carrying their given weapon, limited clothing, and this Gladiator Leather Segmentata Arm Guard, preferring to rely on offense to grant them victory.
Price: $113.00
Gladiator Leather Segmentata Left Arm Guard
Some gladiators wore very little armor, choosing instead to go into the arena carrying their given weapon, limited clothing, and this Gladiator Leather Segmentata Left Arm Guard, preferring to rely on offense to grant them victory.
Price: $126.00
Gladiator Padded Arm Guard
Not all armor is made of leather and metal. The gladiators, particularly, were known for wearing cloth armor, like this Gladiator Padded Arm Guard, to provide a degree of protection while still preserving the warriors agility.
Price: $75.00
Gladiator Pauldron
Our leather Gladiator Pauldron is intentionally sold individually and not as a pair because Gladiators wore armor on the arm that was not using a sword. Pair this pauldron with any of our Roman armor for a great gladiator ensemble.
Price: $36.00
Gladiator Scaled Leather Arm Guard
The armor a gladiator wore often depended on their type, although a more common piece of gladiatorial armor was this Gladiator Scaled Leather Arm Guard. This protector offers a modicum of defense, while also being quite lightweight.
Price: $152.00
Greek Leather Cuirass
When you march on the Persians, you want them to see you and feel fear. What better way to intimidate them than by wearing an armour that displays your physical prowess? For any hopeful hoplite, the Greek Leather Cuirass is just the thing.
Price: $142.00
Greek Muscle Cuirass
If you hope to command the armies of Sparta, you need armour that distinguishes you from the rest and commands the respect of your forces. The Greek Muscle Cuirass is just the thing, its design offering both regality and protection.
Price: $160.00
Iron Gladiator Shoulder Guard
If, as a gladiator, you are going to protect something, it might as well be your neck and sword-arm, since losing either of those might cost you the match! This Iron Gladiator Shoulder Guard is hardy enough to protect both!
Price: $72.00
Iron Scale Armor
Scale armor became a popular style among several different cultures, most notably Greek and Roman. No matter which warrior style you choose, the Iron Scale Armor is an authentic way to stay protected during your battle reenactment.
Price: $706.00

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