Armor

Here at Dark Knight Armoury, we strive to meet all of your armor needs, providing a wide selection of metal armor in a range of styles. Craft your perfect medieval or fantasy ensemble with our steel armor, leather armor, and chain mail armor in grades that are perfect for costuming, LARPing, or SCA events. We offer armor sets or individual pieces, including leg armor, arm armor, and body armor. Finish off your period warrior look with one of our functional helmets. Of course, no re-enactment armor set is complete without the appropriate arming clothes and armour padding to increase comfort and safety while you fight. So, whether you are seeking out a suit of armor decor set or a complete armor package for your next Ren fair or fighting demonstration, we are sure to have just what you have been looking for!

Arming Clothes

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Armor is not designed specifically to be comfortable. In armor, protection trumps comfort every time, which is why at Dark Knight Armoury, we sell a diverse array of effective and attractive pieces of arming clothes. Arming clothes is traditionally serves two purposes. It adds a layer of padding between armor and the person underneath and it also provides a secondary layer of limited protection. As additional padding, gambesons and arming caps serve to prevent armor from pinching, chaffing and otherwise causing extreme discomfort in the wearer. They also add additional bulk, which ensures the armor fits snugly and securely. Arming clothes like gambesons, arming caps, and arm and leg padding can also act as limited protection. Thickly padded arming wear can act as a sort of dampener, cushioning the impact of glancing blows. Our arming clothes comes in a variety of styles and has a variety of uses, and any of our gambesons or other arming wear can be worn with metal or leather armor without issue. And with styles fit for crusaders, knights, woodsmen, vigilantes, and everything in between, you will be hard pressed to find a selection of arming wear as impressive as Dark Knight Armourys.

Chainmail Armor

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Chainmail is one of the oldest and most prolific armors seen during history. It saw widespread use throughout not only medieval Europe but in dozens of other cultures. It even sees limited use in the modern world! Dark Knight Armoury is all too happy to provide you with the opportunity to pick up a number of fantastic pieces of chainmail armor. Each piece of our chainmail armor is ready made for your convenience. There is no assembling whatsoever. We offer a number of different pieces of chainmail armor, including things like chainmail shirts, coifs, hauberks, and gauntlets. Widening our variety of chainmail armor, we also offer numerous pieces in three distinct styles of chainmail, including butted, flattened, and riveted. Each of these three styles primarily determines how the rings that make up the chainmail are linked. We also offer chainmail armor in different materials, ranging from mild steel to high tensile steel, to even blackened steel and aluminum, ensuring that we have the broadest variety of readymade chainmail armor to offer to you. If you are aiming for an authentic look, our chainmail armor looks great by itself or paired with leather or steel armor. The lighter weight chainmail armor are also fantastic costume pieces. Chainmail is a great addition to any warrior arsenal. Knights, warriors, swordsmen, and mercenaries of all types will enjoy Dark Knight Armourys chainmail armor for its great historical look, as well as the protection and style they offer.

Decorative Armor

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Nothing quite welcomes you home to your metaphorical castle like a suit of armor standing in the entry hall! Dark Knight Armoury is your number-one provider for all manner of pieces of decorative armour, ranging from singular pieces like decorative breastplates and gauntlets to impressively detailed full suits of decorative armour. Virtually every decorative piece of armour you see is historically accurate, at least in shape, and often features attractive furnishings that transform a typical piece of medieval protection into a stunning work of art. Our decorative gauntlets are a small touch, adding a bit of medieval style to virtually any decor they are placed in, while our breastplates are a bit larger, acting as great wall-hanging decoration, either on its own or over a sword or other medieval weapon. And for the true enthusiast, nothing looks quite as impressive as a full suit of armor, standing against the wall as a part of either your home decor, your office decor, or as a theater or display prop. Please note that all pieces of decorative armour are for display only, as many pieces feature intricate designs and detailing that render the pieces too pretty to be used in combat without defacing the item. It does not matter how you are looking to decorative, because whether you are looking for something that is little, big, or outright huge, you are sure to find a great touch of medieval style and influence right here in the Decorative Armour section at Dark Knight Armoury.

Metal Armor

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If you are looking for a suit of armor like they wore in the Middle Ages, then you are looking in the right place, so long as you are here, looking at Dark Knight Armoury. Here, we have everything you need to outfit yourself from head to toe in gleaming steel armor that will give you the total protection that the knights of old enjoyed when they rode into battle. Browsing through our metal armor section will show you that we do, indeed, carry quite a few pieces of armor, both as individual pieces, partial sets, and full suits of armour. This variety allows you to pick your level of protection and build on it, if you desire. This means that if you are looking for partial protection, you can browse through our selection of metal arm armor and metal leg armor to find just the pieces you want to keep your limbs safe. Add in a piece or two of metal body armor and you will be almost set for battle. Did you pick out a pair of metal steel pauldrons to wear? Well, you will need a metal steel gorget to go with it, as this will not only keep your neck safe, but it will also keep the pauldrons secured on your shoulders. You can also cut out the hassle of building your own suit and just pick up either a metal steel armor package or a full suit of armor. Our steel armor packages offer various levels of protection, ranging from minimal coverage to maximum protection, and our metal full suits of armor take that a step further, by layering you in steel that will keep you protected from virtually anything you encounter. Our metal steel armor is great for medieval reenactments, stage events, and theater productions, as it lends a touch of authenticity and realism to your look. And of course, it also goes without saying that it is perfect for SCA events and LARP battles, where you will really appreciate the level of protection that a good suit of steel can provide. Are you heading into battle any time soon? Do you want to be perfectly protected behind a suit of steel? Then you are right where you need to be, right here in the metal armor section at Dark Knight Armoury.

Leather Armor

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You will be hard pressed to find a better provider of leather armor then Dark Knight Armoury on the World Wide Web. We offer an impressive and varied selection of leather armor, ranging from costume pieces that are slick and stylish to wear to fully functional suits of leather armor that will keep you safe when you are battling and reenacting. There is no muss and no fuss about this section, so let us just get down to brass tacks. Our leather armor is crafted from a variety of different leathers, although the two most commonly used weights are 7-8 ounce leather and 13-15 ounce leather. Our 7-8 ounce leather is lighter and thinner, making it perfect for use for LARP battles, as well as a great choice to wear for theatrical battles or movie productions. By comparison, the 13-15 ounce leather is armor grade leather and will keep you perfectly protected when you wear it, making it great for reenactments and more realistic combat experiences. We offer various styles of leather armor to suit a variety of needs, ranging from full suits of armor that are perfectly protective to individual pieces, ranging from leather armor more like bracers and pauldrons to leather leg armor like greaves and tassets. And of course, we also offer a selection of leather harnesses and cuirasses, as well as leather helmets, to keep your core, torso, and head safe and stylish. We are also proud to say that many of our pieces of leather armor are made right here in the USA, in our own workshop! So if you are looking for leather armor, be it Roman leather armor, fantasy leather armor, medieval leather armor, or anything in-between, then you have come to the right place, because Dark Knight Armoury aims to please, both in terms of quality and price. Also, our leather smiths are always hard at work on new designs, so make sure you check back frequently to see what new pieces of armor we are producing next!

Female Medieval Armor

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Women have fought beside men on the battlefield for ages, defending their homes and joining military incursions. Here at Dark Knight Armoury, we believe that women should have an equal selection of high quality armor to choose from when creating their fighting ensemble. We carry excellent pieces of leather corsets, bracers, gauntlets, harnesses, skirts, greaves, tassets, and more. Our female leather armor appears in a range of different styles, including striking fantasy pieces and some styled after the legendary Valkyries! Perfect for LARP events, theatrical performances, and Renaissance festivals, these pieces of female armor will make it simple for you to transform yourself into a Lady Knight, War goddess, or a Viking shield maiden. Take a moment to browse this category to see the latest pieces that have been added!

Childrens Armor

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A child in armor is not typically something you see every day, but if you shop at Dark Knight Armoury, it might just become a more familiar sight. Our childrens armor creates a ridiculously cool appearance that is great for costuming or LARPing. The armor is great, solid protection, especially if your child is involved in a live action role play. Our childrens metal armor is made from 18 gauge steel and the leather armor is made from 7-8 oz. leather both of which are perfectly capable of protecting your child from countless blows. And not only will they be protected, but they will also look very cool, like the warriors and knights that they fantasize and pretend to be. Which really means the armor is also fantastic for costume purposes. It is a great choice to dress up in for fairs, festivals, and fun. Armor does tend to get a bit uncomfortable, though, so if you do get your child some armor, a gambeson might be a good investment as well to ensure that the armor does not slip. Gambesons make wearing metal armor, in particular, more comfortable. Most of our childrens armor is designed to fit the child to preteen range, roughly ages 6 and 12. Double check the measurements offered in product descriptions to make sure you find things that fit well.

Helmets

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Helmets are a distinctive part of any warrior attire, whether he or she is from the medieval era, a world of fantasy, or anywhere in between. At Dark Knight Armoury, we offer an absolutely huge selection of helmets, all offered from some of the top suppliers possible, to ensure that you get a helmet to protect your noggin, you do so with quality armor and with great style. Like so many other pieces of equipment from the Middle Ages, helmets are incredibly varied. They come in dozens of different styles, many of which are attributed to many different cultures. Some are more effective than others, while others are far more appealing because of their appearance. But the one thing you can rest assured of is that when you get your helm here, you are definitely getting a quality helmet that look great, whether you wear it or display it on a helmet stand as a display in your home or office. And like the rest of our medieval wares, we endeavor to offer as wide an assortment of helmets, from as many sources, cultures, and time periods as is possible. Of course, Greek helmets and Roman helmets are well-known and so we carry lots of those, ensuring that reenactors and collectors who are interested in early history can have the helmet of their dreams. We also offer Viking, Norman, and Saxon helmets, for those who are interested in the helms worn by those during the early era of the medieval times. Medieval helmets offers some of our most numerous options, ranging from sallet helms to great helmets to pot helmets and more, while our selection of fantasy helmets includes impressive examples from the world of fantasy and fiction, so much so that they are sure to be impressive no matter what. The leather helmets we offer range from medieval to fantasy and beyond, and are great for a variety of situation and uses, too. We also offer helmet stands for displaying your helmets, as well as miniature helmets for the collector who prefers to keep things small and space-efficient. And that is only a small sampling of what we offer, so if your interest has been piqued, then take a moment to browse through the helmets section at Dark Knight Armoury, to see what is out there and what else might capture your interest.

Medieval Shields

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Shields have long been an iconic part of the medieval style. Not only are shields an ideal defense in battle that allows a warrior to deflect and block attacks, but they have also long been featured as decorations in the greatest of halls and castles. And that is precisely why Dark Knight Armoury carries a full range of impressive and effective medieval shields. And at Dark Knight Armoury, our shields are good for precisely what you would expect them to be, and that is keeping you safe and looking totally awesome, both when carried and when displayed. Just like the shields from history, our medieval shields are a diverse lot, coming in a variety of different sizes, ranging from round to elliptical to rectangular shields, and more. Our shields also feature a variety of designs and colors. Some mimic the look and feel of traditional medieval shields while others are designed to depict the symbols and seals of different medieval groups. Some even go so far as to depict the exact tinctures that knights used on their shields when jousting or going into battle! The end result is that our decorative shields feature some awesome designs that work wonders when displayed in dens, offices, or even bedrooms, while our functional shields will give any warrior the heraldry that they desire. And like their historic cousins, our medieval shields are also typically made from either wood or metal, either of which offers certain advantages. Metal shields, particularly the ones made from 16 gauge steel, are great for SCA reenactments, and are quite sturdy, being nearly impossible to split, shatter, or destroy. Wooden shields, by comparison, are usually lighter and do not rust. Of course, we do not just offer only medieval shields, but we also offer shields from other eras and cultures, including Viking shields, Roman shields, Greek shields, Templar shields, crusader shields, and so much more! So if you are looking for a good, solid defense to carry into battle, or if perhaps you want something new and exciting to hang on your wall, then a good medieval shield from Dark Knight Armoury might just be exactly what you need.

DIY Armor Pieces

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At Dark Knight Armoury, we offer DIY Armor Pieces for craftier LARPers and historic reenactment enthusiasts looking to build their own custom armor or repair existing armor. Scale armor, ring armor, and plate armor are all made up of segments, and we carry the essential pieces that make up these armor styles, such as our lamellae plates. These plates are used to make up lamellar armor, which was typically worn by historic Vikings, Samurai, and Roman warriors. We offer these plates in a variety of materials, such as steel, brass, and aluminum, great for creating a unique look that is all your own. With our build-your-own armor parts, you can now craft or modify armor to perfectly suit your own, specific needs and tastes, limited only by your ability and imagination.