Armor Kit “Knight of Fortune”
Functional combat suit of armor, 14th c.
Armor Kit “Knight of Fortune”
Functional combat suit of armor, 14th c.
Every plate of this beautiful armor, every clasp, and rivet, every single piece with fancy etching and accents are paid with sweat and blood of the noble knight whose only heritage are his sword and his combat skills.
14th-century functional combat armor includes:
Mainly, the idea and the design of this armor are based on Rezzo von Beichlingen grave sculpture, circa XIV (to be exact, 1360). This armor provides a perfect balance between relatively simple and combat-oriented design and beautiful decorations like optional weapon mounts on the chest of the brigandine, brass clasps and rivets and ArmStreet's signature etching on the stainless steel.
The leather exterior makes the brigandine a bit more expensive but it's more durable and is easier to repair. Under the leather there are rows of parallel steel plates. Fastening is realised with the help of clasps at the shoulders and back slit. The clasps are handmade of brass and the whole brigandine is assembled with solid brass rivets. Brass weapon mounts, which are pretty historically accurate, are not included but can be ordered optionally.
Made for combat, these arms are of simple and sturdy construction which has many advantages: the great balance between weight and flexibility, grade-A protection and the fact that arms are disassemblable. Both upper and lower cannons can be used separately in combination with elbow cops.
The legs design provides an outstanding balance of weight, flexibility and protection. All the parts are detachable so the cuisses and greaves can be used separately along with knee cops.
The simple one-piece construction of these spaulders provides great durability and protection along with low weight. The etched thistle decorations make this armor recognisable and beautiful.
To answer the possible question, etching is usually attributed to later period tournament armor kits, so for groups and events with strict historical accuracy rules you can order this armor without etching for less, some of the element of the armor (like legs, arms, and pauldrons) are available without etching as separate products in our shop right now.
This armor is made keeping in mind the functionality and it will stand in good stead for SCA, rebated steel heavy fight tournaments, and historical medieval martial arts formats like Battle of the Nation tournament.
Please note: the handmade brass weapon chains are not included by default due to safety requirements but can be added as an option for $125 extra.
Important note about brigandine size: for technical reasons this brigandine can be made in regular (S, M, L, XL) sizes only Technically it can be modified for the different body measurements but only if your waist circumference isn't larger than the chest circumference, otherwise we can't guarantee proper flexibility and fit of the armour. Please contact our support if you need this brigandine in custom size.
To check how to measure yourself please click here.
Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
Safety disclaimer: Sword-fighting and fencing is a dangerous sport. Fencing, historical fencing, medieval reenactment and martial arts as well as other related types of activity, are inherently connected to a certain risk level of injuries or death. The Company declines all responsibility for any traumas or harm done to oneself or to the third person, along with any material or consequential damage, impaired during the products usage. We admonish that all acts with armour, weapons or their components have to be performed before designated person who is responsible for safety of the particular event and accredited to supervise armour and sport weapon conformance to the event’s standards.
- Brigandine's leather exterior;
- 1mm steel plates in brigandine;
- 1.5 mm (16 ga) stainless steel;
- Leather decorations;
- Leather straps;
- Brass clasps;
- Solid brass rivets.
- XIV century period design;
- Thistle ornament etching;
- Handmade brass casting;
- Parts of limb protection can be used separately;
- Optionally can be made without etching.
- Leather-covered brigandine;
- European armor legs with cops and greaves;
- European armor arms with cops;
- European armor pauldrons.
This item is part of the “Knight of Fortune” collection View collection
Does this come with a helmet? If so, does it matter which helmet, and would it add to the over all price?
Hi Nat, helmet is not included but can be purchased separately. You may select any other helmet you like here for this armor set.
Just wondering what pieces come with the knight of fortune armor kit
Hi Gabriel! This listing includes: Leather-covered brigandine; European armor legs with cops and greaves; European armor arms with cops; European armor pauldrons.
Hey, I was wondering if I order this set without the etchings, would that impact the price/manufacturing time? If so, by how much you think? Thanks! Joseph
Hi Joseph, yes we can make a discount for you on etching and we can rush your order if needed. Please contact our support team for the price.
Would I be able to buy this with the "SCA lamellar gauntlets" rather than the gauntlets that come with with the set. Would this set require the purchase of a gorget to make it SCA legal? Or does the helm and armor cover enough of the neck? Can the halberd head be excluded from the purchase? And can this armor be worn with the fauld from the "kings guard" set?
Dear Andrew, the gauntlets, helmet and halberd are not indluded in set so you can surely mix and match. Yes, skirt can be added to the set as well as gorget.
Is there any possible way I could have this item shipped to a PO box ?
Hi Jacob, yes of course, the kit will be sent to the address that you indicate in your order form.
How thick is the steel in your Knight of Fortune kit? Thanks
Hi Simon, the steel is 1 mm thick.
What all is included with this setup?
Hi Justen, this listing includes:
I like the Bascinet helmet SCA with laser cut visor.
Greetings! I’m from a European reenactment team aiming for a professional appearance of course, and would be interested in a “customized” Knight of Fortune set. (14th century.) Means, the Armor Full Kit but also the - Matching gauntlets (Demi Gauntlets) + leather gloves you’re offering additionally - Bascinet Helmet with Nasal Plate - Medieval Buckler Shield Medium - Pourpoint Gambeson Colors/Design I do like the basic blue/black combination on your example pictures, but are there any other’s which would fit as well? (Perhaps there are any pictures?) I’d be also open for any design suggestion’s if you guys do have any designers. If yes, perhaps the reenactments crest could help as well (Can't send them via the comment it seems, as it blocks such but I could reply on the mail.) 2nd picture I'd have, shows the colors in a real-life setting on a tabard. So, in general I’d be looking for a customized version of the whole armor/gambeson, fitting to my personal body size and perhaps also a designing customization, if any are possible. So therefore, I’d kindly ask for a price/work time needed for the complete set including those customization’s/suggestions? I’m free for any ideas being put forward! My thanks!
We'll be glad to help you in making the harness! There are no pictures of that gambeson in other colors unfortunately, but we have the vast range of linen and cotton fabrics, so we can definitely find out the right color combination.
We do design customization sometimes, but we'll need to see some picture or sketches first. Please email us some more info and we`ll discuss it with our designer and armourer, then we'll be able to estimate the price.
Question: When measuring, I know that there is Body Measurements, and that there is Padded measurements. What I mean to ask is that will the Body Measurements account for wearing a gambeson, chauses, or leather boots?
Yes, please send us your measurements taken over gambeson, chausses and boots. If all underarmor clothes is purchased in our store along with the armor, then we need your measurements without any padding.
Does the "Knight of Fortune" suit not come with a helm and gauntlets?
Hi Alan, helmet and gauntlets should be purchased separately.