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!
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"I'm real happy with the past few orders I've received and it turned out to be a great series of renaissance festival outings this year. Wanted to give you guys a big thanks for everything, I loved the outfits and gear!"
"Thank you so much. I've placed several orders (my entire costume) from this company and have had nothing but exceptional service as well as products."
"I would like to say that this was the easiest i have ever had customer service. The operator was very kind and courteous, as well as accurate and direct in the estimated time. Thank you for making this process so easy."
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"Honestly, I'm a huge fan because Dark Knight Armoury represents a rise in LARP culture in the US. That we can have a store devoted to such a huge variety of garb, costume, props, weapons, etc., that manages to stay afloat and is based in my home state is just huge and awesome. It's always the high point of my excitement at the Gencon dealer's hall and the place I always ask for gift cards from for birthdays and the like."
" I can't live without Dark Knight Armoury be because they always have the gear I need for any quest! Also because their merchandise has proved reliable time and time again."
"Prices are awesome, the selection is phenomenal, and the customer service is quick to get in contact with you! I always recommend Dark Knight Armoury to people looking for larp or costume supplies."
"The prices without a doubt. In addition to the wide variety of items, your price stands out by far the best. If there is anything I need that I do not want to pay an arm and a leg for, I know I can go to Dark Knight Armoury and not only find what I am looking for, but pay a fair and balanced price for the item."
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Dark Knight Armoury
401 North Richland Creek Drive Princeton, IN 47670