Roman armour was the last line of defense against the enemy during battle. We carry many pieces of historical Roman armour. We have Roman body armour such as Lorica Segmenta, scale armour, and muscle armour. Loricas were used by the Roman Empire between 2nd and 3rd century AD, consisting of metal strips that wrapped around the front and back of a Roman soldier. For leg protection, we carry Roman greaves and gladiator greaves. Arm protection includes Roman bracers and gladiator arm guards. We are your online resource for the historical reenactment armour that will transform you into a centurion or legionnaire. These pieces come in leather armour and plate armour designs.
Send your enemies fleeing when you show your strength in the Black Steel Muscle Cuirass. Made of 20 gauge steel, this body armour is inspired by the muscle cuirasses worn by the warriors and rulers of ancient Rome and Greece.
Gladiators typically did not wear a lot of armor, as it tended to make the fight more risky and therefore, more exciting. Many gladiators went into battle wearing minimal armor, including something like this Brass Gladiator Neck Guard.
In Ancient Rome, members of the Praetorian Guard were often immediately recognizable. Not only was their position one of power, but they were a noble corps, wearing the finest armor, including pieces like these Brass Praetorian Greaves.
This attractive harness provides full frontal and rear torso protection. Our Centurion Armour has a classic Roman Style making this perfect for Roman soldiers, gladiators, centurions, and even praetorian guards!
The Flat Ring Round Riveted Lorica Hamata is perfect for armouring up like an ancient Roman warrior. This chainmail shirt features short sleeves and an attached, leather-trimmed chainmail mantle with brass accents at the front.
Become a Roman warrior when you wear the Flat Ring Wedge Riveted Lorica Hamata. This short sleeve Roman chainmail shirt has an attached chainmail mantle, and it is made of 18 gauge, flat steel rings that are wedge riveted together.
Some gladiators wore very little armor, choosing instead to go into the arena carrying their given weapon, limited clothing, and this Gladiator Leather Segmentata Left Arm Guard, preferring to rely on offense to grant them victory.
Not all armor is made of leather and metal. The gladiators, particularly, were known for wearing cloth armor, like this Gladiator Padded Arm Guard, to provide a degree of protection while still preserving the warriors agility.
Our leather Gladiator Pauldron is intentionally sold individually and not as a pair because Gladiators wore armor on the arm that was not using a sword. Pair this pauldron with any of our Roman armor for a great gladiator ensemble.
The armor a gladiator wore often depended on their type, although a more common piece of gladiatorial armor was this Gladiator Scaled Leather Arm Guard. This protector offers a modicum of defense, while also being quite lightweight.
If, as a gladiator, you are going to protect something, it might as well be your neck and sword-arm, since losing either of those might cost you the match! This Iron Gladiator Shoulder Guard is hardy enough to protect both!
Similar to the greaves worn by Russell Crowe in the movie Gladiator, these leather greaves are made of thick armor grade, 13/15 oz. leather and have two buckles in the back for securing them on to your legs.
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