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Brigandine armor for SCA and fencing (basic model)




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Brigandine armor for SCA and fencing (basic model)

XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)
Default options
  • Shell fabric for brigandine  wool, 85-100%
  • Fastenings leather straps with steel nickel-plated buckles
  • Color of leather fastening black
  • Material of metal plates for brigandines cold-rolled steel - 1.0 mm (18 ga)
  • Two-color design one colour
  • Rivets finding rivets
  • Spaulders absent
  • Design of the bottom edge standard
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This item is a custom-made, which means that our crafters use individual body measurements of a client for manufacture. Such type of manufacturing provides with a perfect fit of an item.

Shell fabric for brigandine
Color of leather fastening
Material of metal plates for brigandines
Two-color design
Design of the bottom edge


Brigandine armor for SCA and fencing (basic model)

Here is one of the earliest models of brigandine, which refers to the turn of the XII-XIII centuries.

Custom medieval plates’ armor is made-to-measure item. That means that our artisans use individual body parameters and personal regards of client to handcraft such body protection. 

We guess you are aware that first European brigandine armor was amateurish attempts to copy Eastern lamellar armor. Invading the Holy Land to Holy Sepulcher, knight-crusader were developing that his heavy chainmail and surcoat protect against sun well, but provide with quite weak protection from arrows and other weapon of damned Saracens.

In their turn, damned Saracens were protected with plates’ armor, which is lighter and more functional, than chainmails of Lord’s soldiers. Some knights succeeded to rob Saracen’s corpse in order to sack an armor, but most part of warriors went in chainmails.

European blacksmiths were a bit afraid of beginning of “complex and time-consuming” process of lamellar armor making. They preferred “fast and easy” making of chainmail. Finally, the most brave of them, inspired by future glory and heavy knights’ fists, began to make own plates’ armor, not too beautiful, but with good protection level. In particular, brigandine armor.

Early European brigandines had a look of few metal plates, riveted to the inner side of surcoat. Well, we must be thankful for small. One of such work is St. Maurice Coat of Plates. You can see it at statue of St. Maurice in Cathedral of Saints Catherine and Maurice Magdeburger Dom, Germany.

That is which we can call “poorly, but purely”. Though, no need to laugh, as luxury Munich brigandine began with it. But, it is long time before its appearance so let’s back to our Coat of Plates.  

Even such simple model, which we can observe at St. Maurice, were adding many points to the knight’s protection level. So, inspired blacksmiths started to make brigand armor.

In time, quantity of plates were increasing and their sizes were becoming larger. Buckles appeared on the sides, but then they moved to the chest or back (depending on the model). Most part of models had belts with buckles on the shoulders that allowed fitting of non-custom-made brigandine.

Thus, here is of the earliest brigandine armor, with buckles on the sides and shoulders and good protection level. It consists of three layers: linen or cotton inner layer (by your choice), metal rivets and then sound clothing wool, dressed with canvas cloth.

Color of wool you may choose by your wish, or change fabric to velvet or leather. Steel Mastery will cater to it. We can offer different variations of outer material for SCA brigandine armor, in which you will not only look perfect, but also perfectly protected.

You can use this brigand armor for:

  • SCA
  • HEMA
  • Larp
  • Stage performances
  • Medieval festivals
  • Reenactment events

Base price includes following options:

  • Black for outer shell;
  • Plates of cold-rolled steel 1.0 mm;
  • Steel finding rivets;
  • Black leather straps;
  • Steel nickel-plated buckles;
  • Straight bottom edge;
  • No decoration;
  • XS-size.

Various fastenings and types of decoration are available for order. We can make an embroidery of your heraldic emblem on the brigandine, or decorate the bottom edge with fancy festoons. Brigandine or whole-hammered spaulders provide with additional protection.

Brigandine has cotton lining. 

If you choose half-coloured or quarter-coloured brigandine, please inform us via [email protected] , what colours you prefer and its exact disposition.

Main photo shows SCA-brigandine with following options:

  • Grey wool for outer shell;
  • Plates of cold-rolled steel 1.5 mm;
  • Steel finding rivets;
  • Black leather straps;
  • Steel nickel-plated buckles;
  • Straight bottom edge;
  • XL-size.

Benefits, which you’ll get, if you buy brigandine armour at Steel Mastery:

  1. Custom-made high-quality body protection, made of natural material by your individual parameters;
  2. Reliability and comfortable wearing for years;
  3. Product made by experienced tailors and artisans, who really know how to make a good armor;
  4. Convenient payment systems (Paypal, Skrill, Visa, MasterCard, American Express);
  5. Flexible return system in case if you don’t like an item.

You may also like these models of battle armor: Royal brigandine for SCA and fencing, European brigandine of the XIV-XV centuries, Leather brigandine of the early XV century.

We recommend you to use this medieval body armour with gambeson, brigandine arms and legs protection.

In section “Brigandines”, you can see all models of brigandine armour for sale. If you didn’t find any for your taste, wish and needs, please send us photo and description of the required model and we will make it for you.

We also offer you read short review about brigandine and choosing of a brigand body protection.

This article will tell you about materials and fabrics for this medieval armor.


If you don’t like the received product for any reason, you may send it back to us within 14 days. If the received item has defects or does not fit your parameters, we will make a new item and send it to you at our costs. If postal service lost your parcel, we make a search of it. If parcel could not be found, we make new item at our expenses.


We ship orders via National Postal Service, who carries order to your local post office. Upon shipping, we provide you with tracking number of parcel. If you need express delivery (DHL, TNT, etc.), please contact us.


Every product is handcrafted and requires time for manufacture. Approximate time:

  • Gambeson and padded armor – 8-9 weeks;
  • Costumes and other clothing – 4-6 weeks;
  • Brigandines – 3-4 months;
  • Leather accessories 2-4 weeks;
  • Metal armor – 2-5 months.

Please contact us if you would like to know more precise terms.

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This has to be my favourite purchase from Steel Mastery. It's just amazing! Has great comfort and makes one feel like a tank, perfect!
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