“Dark Star” Gorget and Arms Set
XVc. blackened shoulder and neck armor
“Dark Star” Gorget and Arms Spring Steel Set
XV century blackened shoulder and neck protection
Don’t turn down a dance with the Dark Star – it’s probably a once in a lifetime opportunity. Be careful not to get too close or fall into her orbit, that’s exactly what she expects from you. Keep your distance, have your wits about you, and learn everything you can. After all, the world may revolve around her, but that doesn’t mean that your world has to.
This set is a part of our Dark Star Collection, a brand new set of items inspired by fierce warrior women. We have crafted the shape of the set to fit the female body. The whole collection is made from thin spring steel, which is protective but incredibly light compared to our usual material of stainless steel. Spring steel tends to attract rust more than stainless, though, which is why we gave it a blackened finish to protect it – and as an added bonus, it looks amazing!
This listing includes two components – the connect pauldrons and arm harness set, as well as the gorget. Pauldrons and gorgets are always a great combination because the pauldrons can be pointed to the gorget for easier arming.
The arm harness is full arm protection, from the top of your shoulder right down to your wrist. We were inspired by the completely riveted pieces of armor from the XV century, so there is a historical basis to what we have created here. Though we consider it to be one piece, there are actually a number of components to this arm harness – three to be exact. From the shoulder to the elbow we have an articulated pauldron and rerebrace, which protects the most vital parts of your upper arm without hindering your flexibility too much. A large elbow cop protects the inside of your elbow and provides great coverage due to its size. The bracers that connect to the elbow are fully enclosed and anatomically shaped, meaning they are more comfortable than some of the other more tube-like armor. This armor harness is very sleek and feminine in silhouette, and looks amazing!
The gorget is equally as functional as the arm harness and protects you in all of the places you expect it to. The front of it extends down your chest to give you vital protection, with a little bit of overhang at the back as well to protect the top of your spine. A wonderfully articulated neck means that you have far more mobility than ever before, so you'll have the freedom to really look around and be alert in a sword fight. It closes with a hinge on one side and a push pin mechanism on the other, so it is very easy to take on and off. It has been made with a combination of 1.2mm and 1mm spring steel, so it is nice and light and will absorb shock well.
We have designed the whole set with fine details in mind. Little things like solid brass rivets and cast brass buckles give the items a refined finish that we know our customers will appreciate. Quality leather is used to edge the bracers and other pieces, as well as hold everything closed with straps and provide articulation. All of these strong materials work together to create an armor collection that will stand the test of time.
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IMPORTANT: To fit correctly and prevent injury, a suit of armour must be accurately built to the measurements of the person wearing it. PLEASE take all measurements over either the gambeson or under-padding you are planning to wear with this armour. The sole exception is for persons buying armour and padding together, ArmStreet will then make the proper size adjustments for the armour based on the measurements provided for the padding.
- Inspired by the XV century;
- Blackened finish;
- Light and strong spring steel;
- Full arm harness;
- Protective gorget;
- Articulated neck (gorget);
- Large protective elbow cops (arms).
- 1.2mm stainless steel;
- 1mm stainless steel;
- Solid brass rivets;
This item is part of the “Dark Star” collectionView collection