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Milan-style cuirass 1450-1485 years, a part of "Avant Armour"




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Milan-style cuirass 1450-1485 years, a part of "Avant Armour"

Size ( waist circumference):
XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)
Default options
  • Fastenings leather straps with steel nickel-plated buckles
  • Metal for plate armour cold rolled 1mm
  • Color of leather fastening brown
  • Rivets steel nails
  • Finish treatment satin polishing
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Custom made

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.

Manufacturing time
Metal for plate armour
Color of leather fastening
Size ( waist circumference)
Finish treatment


Well-known "Avant Armour" is dating from about 1450-1485 years. It was crafted in Corio workshop, Milano, and was belong to Fon Matsch, the owner of Churburg Castle in the 1450 year. This Milanese armor is one of the most famous type of medieval full-plate body protection.

Now this armour is in almost perfect condition and is shown in Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glazgo, Scotland.

Roundish plate cuirass includes several parts:

  • Breast plate and back plate. Joined together with leather belts and buckles;
  • Plackart, which is fastened to the front and back plates;
  • Segmented skirt (faulds), made of horizontal straps, which are connected with rivets and hinges;
  • Tassets – plates, which protects hips. Fastened to the lower part of skirt

Other parts of "Avant Armour", such as Milan-style pauldrons and plate legs, will be great addition to this plate body protection.

You can use this functional knight body armour for:

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

Base price includes following options:

  • Cold-rolled steel 1.0 mm;
  • Satin polishing;
  • Brown leather belts;
  • Steel nickel-plated buckles;
  • Steel rivets;
  • No decoration;
  • Painting inside

Main photo shows authentic steel Milanese cuirass with following options:

  • Metal: hardened steel 1 mm;
  • Size – M
  • Satin polishing as finish treatment;
  • Brown leather belts;
  • Handcrafted brass buckles;
  • Rivets – steel nails
  • Decoration – no
  • Milan style pauldrons are the significant part of well-known "Avant Armour" 

In options, you may choose another type and thickness of metal, color of belts, finish treatment and decoration for your knight chest plate.

Benefits, which you’ll get, if you buy knight plate armor at Steel Mastery:

  1. Custom-made high-quality metal body armor, handcrafted by your individual parameters;
  2. Reliability and comfortable wearing for years;
  3. Product made by experienced blacksmiths, 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 Italian style cuirasses: Milanese cuirass with the skirt and tassets of the 1460 year; cuirass in Italian stylistics of the 2nd part of the XV century.

In section “Cuirasses, breastplates and gorgets”, you can see all models that we offer for ordering. If you didn’t find any for your taste and wish, please send us photo and description of the required model and we will make it for you.


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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My compliments to all steel-mastery team! I was a bit concerned to purchase custom-made armor online but it fits excellent! High quality craftsmanship, good communication. I;m completely satisfied with service and my order. Thanks!
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