Functional Steel Cuirasses and Harnesses

Nothing protects quite like the cuirasses and harnesses you will find here at Dark Knight Armoury. These pieces of armor combine the functionality of a breastplate and a backplate into one whole, making them convenient and easy to wear, while still giving you the total torso protection that you will desire, any time you head off to battle your enemies. Some of our cuirasses and harnesses are actually a breastplate and backplate combo, being armor sets that include both pieces, ensuring that you are torso is fully protected when you wear them into battle. Others are actually full pieces of armor that do not come apart, but rather wrap around your torso to provide the same level of protection. But no matter how they are worn, they always offer a level of defense and security that will assuredly give any warrior the peace of mind that comes from being perfectly protected behind layers of quality steel armour. Our cuirasses and harnesses come in a variety of styles, ranging from those that are favored by Greek soldiers, Roman gladiators, and even later knights of the medieval era. For added protection, you can wear a padded gambeson underneath or a chainmail shirt, and for added style, you can drape a tabard over the front to show off your colors and your allegiances. Some of our cuirasses come with attached tassets, which protect your waist and thighs, while others do not. If you are looking for a matching set of protection that you can wear either as costume pieces or as full protection in the SCA reenactment or LARP battle of your choosing, then you need look no further than the functional steel cuirasses and harnesses, found here at Dark Knight Armoury.
15th Century European Cuirass
AB0015
The armor of choice when it came to the 15th century soldier was a marked improvement from earlier eras. After all, this 15th Century European Cuirass certainly looks like effective armor, one that would afford a great deal of defense.
Price: $182.00
15th Century German Cuirass
MH-A0811
An excellent example of German armour from around 1460-1500, the 15th Century German Cuirass combines ostentation, beauty, and protection into an eye-catching design. The steel cuirass features faulds hanging from the breastplate.
Price: $445.00
1st Century Brass Cuirass
ED8150
Our 1st Century Brass Cuirass is full size, wearable, and a great addition to any collection. It goes with Greek, Roman, or Medieval styles. Save when you buy the complete set (item # ED8155), that comes with cuirass, helm, and a stand.
Price: $283.10
Austrian Soldiers Parade Cuirass
AH-6017
Armor was not solely for battle. Victorious battalions were often paraded through the streets, and for such an occasion, parade armor, like this finely detailed Austrian Soldiers Parade Cuirass, was worn, to make an impression.
Price: $423.00
Balthasar Cuirass
MY100252
Made of polished steel, the Balthasar Cuirass is an excellent piece of torso armour suitable for LARP use or for other historical reenactments. Both breastplate and back plate are included, connected at the shoulder and sides.
Price: $110.00
Bell Muscle Brass Armour
AH-6096B
The muscle cuirass, also known as the heroic cuirass, demonstrated the Grecian love for the concept of physical perfection. Some were literal, others, like the Bell Muscle Brass Armour, are a more conceptualized version of perfection.
Price: $396.00
Black Steel Muscle Cuirass
NP-V-80704L
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
Blackened Balthasar Cuirass
MY100253
Treated to protect against rusting, the Blackened Balthasar Cuirass is an eye-catching piece of LARP armour that lends a darker look to any medieval outfit. Both the breastplate and the back plate are included in this set.
Price: $121.00
Blackened Fafnir Brigandine
MY100035
The Blackened Fafnir Brigandine is made with comfort in mind, constructed from metal plates that have been riveted on a backing of padded suede. The body armour can be put on swiftly so you are ready to fight in a matter of minutes.
Price: $286.00
Blackened Markward Cuirass
MY100045
Displaying excellent craftsmanship, the Blackened Markward Cuirass consists of a breastplate and backplate connected with leather straps. Rivets add detail to the front and back, matching the dark metal finish of the plate armour.
Price: $121.00
Blackened Vladimir Cuirass
MY100047
Protect the core of your body when you head into battle with the help of excellent plate armour like the Blackened Vladimir Cuirass! The steel cuirass is composed of multiple flexible segments showing a dark metal finish.
Price: $242.00
Brass Greek Hoplite Armor
AH-3987B
Despite any cultural differences, many Greek armors shared a few commonalities that made them all quite effective. Those commonalities can be seen here in the Greek Hoplite Armor, which would look great on any Greek warrior.
Price: $495.00
Brass Lorica Squamata
AH-6163
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 Muscle Armour
AH-6071B
The muscle cuirass, known also as the heroic cuirass for its statuesque look, often features what the Greeks considered to be the height of physical perfection. The Brass Muscle Armour is a perfect example of this favored cuirass.
Price: $468.00
Brass Scale Armor
AH-6161B
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
Bronze Muscle Cuirass
AH-3876
The Bronze Muscle Cuirass is a fantastic example of classic Greek armour that would have been favored by Greek warriors. The sculpted look of the armour was not only highly effective, but it also enhanced a warriors appearance.
Price: $270.00
Edward Darkened Cuirass
MY100220
You face each other once again in a battle between good and evil. Your nemesis challenges you in a duel that requires all your evil skill. Be well armored in the fierce style and strong defense of the Edward Darkened Cuirass.
Price: $330.00
Edward Steel Cuirass
MY100219
Heed the call! Rise up and armour yourself with swiftness. The neighboring kingdom has broken the truce and invaded our border. Ready yourself for battle and cover your torso in the solid protection of the Edward Steel Cuirass.
Price: $308.00
Epic Dark Milanese Armour
MCI-3176
Returning from your scouting patrol, the torches sputter in the pre-dawn fog. You check in with the officer on duty before cleaning your Epic Dark Milanese Armour, thankful for the blackened finish that did not reveal your position.
Price: $285.00
On Sale For: $270.75
Etched Medieval Breastplate
AH-3887E
A bit of detailing is sometimes just the thing you need to stand out, and this Etched Medieval Breastplate offers not only solid protection, but also a stunning bit of detailing that is sure to catch the eye and interest of many.
Price: $270.00
Galahad Steel Cuirass
MY100612
With the Galahad Steel Cuirass upon your torso, you stand proud, brave, and well protected despite the panic of war as you defend the realm. This handcrafted steel cuirass is ideal for knights of fantasy and historical inspiration.
Price: $275.00
Gladiator Front And Back Plate
AH-6221B
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
Gothic Armour
ED8160
There is no finer example of armour design than that of Gothic styling. The curves and fluting that make this armour truly unique were originally created by the artistic German armourers of the late 15th century.
Price: $473.10
Gothic Cuirass with Tassets
MCI-2510
Surprisingly, armour can be pleasing to the eye and still be defensive. Take, for example, the Gothic Cuirass with Tassets, which provides impressive protection for the torso and thighs while featuring an attractive, 12th century style.
Price: $477.00
On Sale For: $453.15
Greek Hoplite Armor
AH-3987
Despite any cultural differences, many Greek armors shared a few commonalities that made them all quite effective. Those commonalities can be seen here in the Greek Hoplite Armor, which would look great on any Greek warrior.
Price: $372.00
Greek Scale Armor
AH-3857
Known as lorica squamata to the Romans, scale armor, like this hauberk of Greek Scale Armor, consists of several metal scales that have been attached to a simple backing material with the intent of creating an effective suit of armor.
Price: $659.00
Horseman Brass Muscle Armour
AH-6097B
This suit of Horseman Brass Muscle Armor is similar in many ways to the classic Greek muscle armor, although it features one difference that sets it apart. This armor has been altered to fit the needs of a warrior riding on horseback.
Price: $421.00
Iron Muscle Armour
AH-6071I
The muscle cuirass, known also as the heroic cuirass for its statuesque look, often features what the Greeks considered to be the height of physical perfection. The Iron Muscle Armour is a perfect example of this favored cuirass.
Price: $216.00
Iron Scale Armor
AH-6162
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
Kaspar Blackened Cuirass
MY100640
Whether you ride forth on a sinister errand or a noble mission to save the kingdom, the Kaspar Blackened Cuirass will protect you on your adventure. The back plate of this cuirass is uniquely articulated, allowing its wearer to sit.
Price: $352.00
Kaspar Steel Cuirass
MY100639
Inspired by the armour of 16th and 17th century mounted soldiers, the Kaspar Steel Cuirass lets wearers sit down while protected by its chest plate and back plate. This handcrafted Renaissance cuirass is made from high-quality steel.
Price: $330.00
Lena Steel Chest Plate
MY100227
Spies breached the southern borders. Let us discover their purpose. We present them to our noble ruler as we seek her wisdom. Our warrior princess sits proudly upon her thrown while clothed in the Lena Steel Chest Plate.
Price: $88.00
Macedonian Linen Armor
AH-6125
Linen as armor might sound strange, but it was an effective armor type that was put to great use by Greek Hoplites and other warriors for many years. And now, re-enactors can enjoy the same armor with the Macedonian Linen Armor.
Price: $334.00
Melanppie Brass Armour
AH-6601B
Melanppie was the sister if Hyppolyta, the Queen of the Amazons. According to myth, Melanppie approached Hercules and challenged him to a fight, which she lost. The Melanppie Brass Armour is a recreation of this warrior-womans cuirass.
Price: $421.00
Merc Steel Cuirass
MCI-2509
The Merc Cuirass is a creation combining leather and steel. The main portion of the breastplate is made of 18 gauge steel. The shoulder area and the entire backplate are made up of 7-8 ounce medium weight black leather.
Price: $137.00
On Sale For: $130.15
Muscle Cuirass
AH-3875
The Muscle Cuirass is an example of classic Greek armour that would have been favored by any Greek warrior going into battle. The sculpted look of the armour was not only highly effective, but it also enhanced a warriors appearance.
Price: $360.00
Napoleonic Soldiers Parade Cuirass
AH-6080
An officer in the military, particularly during the medieval and renaissance days, might own two sets of armor. One was worn during battle, and the other was more akin to this Napoleonic Soldiers Parade Cuirass - ornate in its detail.
Price: $447.00
Ork Armour - Rust Patina - Size Medium
MCI-2492-M
Our Ork Armour set consists of a steel breastplate, leather backplate, and steel pauldrons made from 18 gauge steel that has a rust patina finish perfect for any Ork character. Great for LARP, Theater, Movies, Costumes and the SCA.
Price: $241.00
On Sale For: $216.90
Ork Armour - Rust Patina - Size Small
MCI-2492-S
Our Ork Armour set consists of a steel breastplate, leather backplate, and steel pauldrons made from 18 gauge steel that has a rust patina finish perfect for any Ork character. Great for LARP, Theater, Movies, Costumes and the SCA.
Price: $206.00
On Sale For: $185.40
Pikeman Cuirass
MH-A0798
Use the Pikeman Cuirass as the base for your next historic look. Including a breastplate, backplate, and attached tassets, this partial plate armour set offers great protection alongside its classic and versatile medieval style.
Price: $253.00
Polished Steel Milanese Armour
MCI-3175
Your officer makes his way down the line of soldiers. He announces the call to arms and you double check that the buckles of your Polished Steel Milanese Armour are securely fastened before raising your sword, preparing to charge.
Price: $254.00
On Sale For: $241.30
Roman Commander Cuirass
300448
The stunning detail and iconic look of this Roman Commander Cuirass makes it a must-have piece for any reenactor or Roman collector. It is inspired by the legendary muscle cuirasses that Greek and Roman warriors so favored.
Price: $380.00
Royal Muscle Cuirass
ED8171
This eye catching Greek armour is made of blackened steel with decorative brass lion and dragon ornaments. Our wearable muscle armour includes the breastplate and backplate and looks stunning over chainmail.
Price: $530.10
Royal Muscle Cuirass
AH-6071R
The Greeks, and later the Romans, often idealized physical perfection, and nothing shows this as clearly as the Royal Muscle Cuirass. This cuirass depicts a sculpted male torso in blackened steel, while featuring brass ornamentation.
Price: $441.00
Sporting Breastplate with Backplate
AH-6909
When you plan on entering into reenactment or actual combat, good armor is a must-have. And this Sporting Breastplate with Backplate is made for the rigors of combat from good, hardy steel, to ensure that the wearer stays safe.
Price: $333.00
Steel Elias Cuirass
MY100036
No one should go into battle unprotected! Make sure you are prepared for your next LARP event with the Steel Elias Cuirass, which covers your upper body. The torso armour has buckles for affixing spaulders to the design.
Price: $110.00
Steel Fafnir Brigandine
MY100034
The Steel Fafnir Brigandine is made with comfort in mind, constructed from metal plates that have been riveted on a backing of padded suede. The body armour can be put on swiftly so you are ready to fight in a matter of minutes.
Price: $275.00
Steel Markward Cuirass
MY100044
Displaying excellent craftsmanship, the Steel Markward Cuirass consists of a breastplate and backplate connected with leather straps. Rivets add detail to the front and back, matching the bright metal finish of the plate armour.
Price: $110.00
Steel Muscle Cuirass
NP-V-80704
This Steel Muscle Cuirass is a replication based off armour first worn by the Greek hoplite. In common Greek and Roman art, this style of cuirass is worn by generals, emperors, and other high ranking and influential society members.
Price: $150.00
Steel Vladimir Cuirass
MY100046
Protect the core of your body when you head into battle with the help of excellent plate armour like the Steel Vladimir Cuirass! The steel cuirass is composed of multiple flexible segments showing a bright metal finish.
Price: $220.00

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