Veteran Visby Coat of Plates - Full Set
Veteran Visby Coat of Plates - Full Set
Les Artisans d'Azure

Veteran Visby Coat of Plates - Full Set

A14241

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Legend

27th of July, 1361, Island of Gotland

The troops were gathering on the edges of the city of Visby to face the Danish invaders, unleashed by their king to seize the riches and the land of the prosperous swedish town. The enemies were battle-hardened Danes, armed with two-handed axes, crossbows, lances, and swords. The town's militia had more men, but they were ill equipped and unprepared. Only a few veterans were holding the line amongst the townsfolk, protected by full sets of coat of plates. Even them would struggle against the Danes heavy infantry and volleys of arrows, but they were determined to resist the invaders and act as bulwarks for their fellow citizens. History would tell us centuries later that their valiance wouldn't ultimately be enough, but their bravery in the face of a far superior force wouldn't be forgotten. 

Description

Inspired by one of the coat of plates found on the Visby's battle archaeological site, this armor follows precisely the historical pattern of the time, each plate riveted to maximise comfort and protection for the wearer. Adapted for live action roleplaying, our version of this famous armor uses aluminium plates for a lighter and more comfortable result, without compromising on its overall appearance and decorum. This armor is the perfect alternative to traditional plate armor in LARP for anyone seeking a more modest or humble look. Coat of plates were often the first choice amongst the more common knights, mercenaries, men-at-arms, and militias from the 14th to the 16th century.

Materials

  • Aluminium 14 gauge / 1.63 mm
  • Supple leather
  • Antique brass-plated eyelets, rivets, and buckles
  • 5-6 oz / 2 mm leather
  • Mild steel 18 gauge / 1.27 mm

Characteristics 

  • Authentic historical design inspired by the battle of Visby
  • Thick aluminium plating for an authentic look and optimal comfort
  • Adjustable with straps
  • Lazer engravings
  • Fully removable accessories 
  • Folded and sewed leather borders

Measurements (Chest size)

  • Medium: 32 to 38 inches – 81cm to 97cm
  • Large: 38 to 44 inches – 97cm to 112 cm
  • X-arge: 44 to 50 inches – 112cm to 127cm
  • 2X-large : 50 to 56 inches – 127cm to 142cm

Handmade in Quebec, Canada by Les Artisans d'Azure