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Lord of Battles – Coat of Plates – Brown – Close Out

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(3 customer reviews)


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A coat of plates was a heavy cloth, or leather coat (often sleeveless) that had armor plates riveted into it. By this method, a flexible, plated protection could be had without the great cost of plate armors – Making it a popular choice for non-noble men-at-arms of European late medieval and renaissance warriors. It was often worn over a gambeson or sometimes chainmail. Sometimes the well-heeled knights and noblemen could have very elaborate brigandines with the plate rivets affixed in complex patterns.

This coat of plates is crafted from brown cotton with 18 gauge steel plates riveted in between its layers. Its interior is lined with cotton felt. As this gambeson is crafted from organic material, it will breathe better than poly-fill gambesons on the market. The plates and rivets are of steel and the individual plates measure 5 x 3 1/4. Its short sleeves have an open arm pit design for mobility and ventilation. The brigandine can be adjusted to size with the leather straps and brass buckles on its sides. Shoulder width measured from where the arm seam begins.



Shoulder Width – 20 1/2 – Length from shoulder to bottom hem: 38 1/4 – Weight: 8 lb 11.8 oz


Shoulder Width – 20 1/2 – Length from shoulder to bottom hem: 39 – Weight: 8 lb 15 oz

Gauge [18 Gauge]
MaterialMild Steel - Cotton
ManufacturerLord Of Battles
Country of OriginIndia

3 reviews for Lord of Battles – Coat of Plates – Brown – Close Out

  1. Paul G.

    Brigandine, Brown In short to save reading where I sometimes ramble, I like my brigandine and by no means regret buying it. For those interested in more detail read on.
    This is not a glowing syndrome report as the brigandine is not without faults, none of which are insurmountable. First the positive aspect:
    At 9½ lbs it is much lighter than maille. I have complete freedom of movement and it’s comfortable. It goes on rather quickly, but the final adjusting takes a little longer. The best thing, the part that I suspect is superior to a maille hauberk, is that those plates distribute the energy from impact over a larger area. As seen in the video those blows where negligible although she tried her best with that escrima stick.
    On the negative side. I recommend additional protection around the shoulder area. The neck hole is small. I wear a size 56 hat (71/8? American) and have trouble. The first time I put it on I thought that I was not going to get it off. Since then it has stretched somewhat but is still a tight fit. The neck hole is made symmetrical. Normally the front is cut lower than the rear. This does affect the fit a little but in the long run it proved a virtue and I now wear it backwards with the manufacturer’s label at front. It is inside and cannot be seen. The advantage to this is that I pull the straps end forward to adjust; otherwise this is done to the rear making it more difficult especially when threading the belt through the buckle. When received the leather straps did not want to slide through the buckles readily, it was a fight. I narrowed the straps and this helped some. The real fix came when replacing the buckles. Also the holes for the buckle’s tongue were all round, typical of present day armour I find. I elongated the holes SOP with me, similar to my modern belts, making buckling faster and easier. I have a 38½” chest and ordered the small/medium as the only difference in the stated size was ¾” in length and a few ounces. That fit well over the gambeson that I had at the time. Since then I acquired the Modifiable Gambeson from KoA which is much thicker and I definitely have a problem with the neck. It is most tight and the brigandine hangs high in the back. If I decide to wear the two together I will have to modify the brigandine’s neck. However, the two together is an overkill and noticeably warmer. So I am reluctant to make the change at this time.

  2. Tyler A.

    An affordable, budget armor for costume. Whilst an attractive piece of equipment, this Brigandine fails the crucial tasks of being what it says on the tin: a brigandine. This armor is, in fact, a crude and rudimentary coat of plates, lacking the essential protective aspect of overlapping plates needed to protect the user from any sort of harm. As said before, the plates of this “brigandine” so not overlap.

    This coat of plates uses 1 mm stainless steel plates riveted into what I can only assume is a canvas shell. The shell in question is rather fragile and ripped easily under full contact sparring, with the wife, gaping opening between plates under the shell leaving one vulnerable injury, even under thick gambeson. A good purchase for the costumed re-enactor, a poor choice of protective equipment otherwise.

  3. Paul

    This is not a brigandine. It is a coat of plates with large gaps in critical areas such as the entirety of the center chest this is fine only as a costume piece and even then just get some riveted jerkin it will be lighter at a fairer price offering the same costume look.

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