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 metal body armor for the modern-day warrior to wear! Our metal plate armor 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 armor was not the invention of the Middle Ages, but rather, had early predecessors in the years of Roman rule, when armor like their lorica segmentas were popular. These pieces of plate armor fell into disuse for a time, although eventually, during the Late Middle Ages, plate armor again became more common. It was particularly favored by knights and mounted cavalry, although infantry and ground units wore it as well. Plate armor was also very common among the nobility, who enjoyed rich, decorative suits of armor 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 armor 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 armored 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 metal body armor 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
The wise warrior never enters the LARP battleground with the back exposed. The Backplate for Dark Drake or Dark Warrior-Size Large safeguards your spine, allowing you to concentrate more fully on the adventure that lies ahead.
While the adage, never turn your back on an enemy, is sage advice, it is often hard to follow. When a band of foes besets you, or an assassin sneaks upon you, the Backplate for Dark Drake or Dark Warrior-Size Medium proves its worth.
Prepare for the customary stab-in-the-back at your next LARP event with the Backplate for King or Templar - Size Large. Enter the battleground in armour suitable for a noble or royal warrior, and protect your spine while doing so.
When participating in a LARP battle, one never knows when ones friends, or rather frenemies, may try a surprise attack. Be properly defended on every side with the Backplate for King or Templar - Size Medium to complete your armour.
Prevent injury to your back and spine during LARP by wearing suitable armour. Whether you choose to be a warrior from a fantasy realm or a Templar knight, the Backplate for Warrior or Drake - Size Large has your back, literally.
When adventuring into a LARP kingdom, be ready for whatever lies ahead, and for the occasional fool who may try to surprise you. The Backplate for Warrior or Drake - Size Medium prevents injury to your spine during said attacks.
Enjoy the fun and excitement of a LARP battle, while avoiding unnecessary injuries. The Backplate for Warrior or Drake - Size Small features a design that emphasizes durability and safety, offering protection to your back and spine.
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.