Functional Body Armor

One of the most iconic things for a warrior to wear in the Middle Ages was the suit of armor, and at Dark Knight Armoury, we are proud to offer pieces of functional body armor for the modern-day warrior to wear! Our functional plate armour is hardy and rugged, possessing a great look as well as a strength that will keep you safe from sword-blows and spear-thrusts. Contrary to typical belief, plate armour was not the invention of the Middle Ages, but rather, had early predecessors in the years of Roman rule, when armour like their lorica segmentas were popular. These pieces of plate armour fell into disuse for a time, although eventually, during the Late Middle Ages, plate armour again became more common. It was particularly favored by knights and mounted cavalry, although infantry and ground units wore it as well. Plate armour was also very common among the nobility, who enjoyed rich, decorative suits of armour that showed off as much status as they did protect their wearer. The more common pieces of plate armour were the breastplate or the chest plate, which offered protection to the front of the chest. Paired with a good back plate, which would cover your back, this style of armour kept your torso virtually safe from direct harm. At Dark Knight Armoury, we offer many different styles of breastplates and back plates, allowing you to craft your own armoured look to suit your needs, while we also offer cuirasses and harnesses, which include both pieces, to provide the total protection that you desire. And the best part is that our functional body armour is great for a variety of uses, ensuring that you can use it for SCA, though we recommend checking your local rules and regulations, for LARP, for fairs, for costuming, or for whatever else you have in mind!
Functional Body Armor Sets and Steel Body Armor Sets
If you are looking to put together a suit of armour and want to do things the easy way, it might be in your best interest to look here at Dark Knight Armoury, as we offer a number of great functional body armor sets that are perfect for gearing a warrior up in matching pieces of armor, while still providing all the protection that they need.
Functional Backplates, Steel Backplates and SCA Backplates
It is good policy, as a warrior on the field of battle, to never show your back to your enemy, at least, not if you can help it. Yet no matter how a warrior might try, it is bound to happen sometime, and the best way to ensure that your enemies do not capitalize on that moment of weakness is to wear a functional steel backplate from Dark Knight Armoury.
Functional Breastplates, Steel Breastplates and SCA Breastplates
The quickest way to a warriors heart is not through some silly poetic thought or novel, amusing notion, but rather, right through his or her ribs. Luckily, though, Dark Knight Armoury carries a number of functional steel breastplates that will make it much harder to reach a warrior heart, while also adding a fairly impressive to look to any warrior, too.
Functional Cuirass, Steel Cuirass, and Medieval Cuirass
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.
Roman Lorica Segmentas
Nothing quite evokes the image of a Roman soldier like a suit of Roman lorica armour. At Dark Knight Armoury, we carry armour and arms enough to equip a legion, and of course that means that we offer functional steel Roman lorica segmentas for the Roman warrior to wear, creating the iconic look of a legionary right out of the annals of history.

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Dark Knight Armoury

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