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Plate armor

Medieval plate armor has a great popularity in the modern world!  This section is for real men who are ready to transform instantly by purchasing our body plate armor to their liking. Plate armor of our website is suitable for historical re-enactors, people who are interested in participating in knightly tournaments, in SCA combats, LARP, and for those who are willing to buy plate armor for the interior.

About Plate armor

Welcome to the section “Plate armor”! Here you can see dozens of various models of medieval metal armor: as separate parts from different historical periods and areas, so full sets of body protection.

This section contains 11 categories:

1. Medieval full suit of armor. Since prehistoric time people tried to protect their bodies from the blows of the enemy. On our site, you may choose more recent versions of protection, which remind about the era of kings and knights, of great tournaments and crusades. Even if you do not imagine yourself as one of the Knights of the Round Table, it is always possible to use our handcrafted armor for medieval interior.

In category steel full plate armor, you can see a variety of armor sets that were used in different eras. Examples of full plate armor are: the armor in Churburg style, steel English full plate armor, steel gothic full plate armor, as well as blued gothic full plate armour. Every item is handmade, are crafted ​​to individual customer’s size, taking into account all wishes and regards.

2.​ Helmets. Artfully manufacturing the metal, we offer a wide selection of helmets. In the primitive world, such products were too expensive, that’s why for a long time helms remained inaccessible to most warriors. Now, looking at modern helmets made of composite materials with built-in radio transmitters and receivers, it is difficult to imagine that they were completely out of paper. We offer you wide range of medieval head armor: from the most simple helmets, such as kettle hat, chapel-de-fer, to the most difficult, but also incredibly beautiful helmets: "Sugarloaf helm", “Onion top bascinet with klappvisor”, «Hounskull», Japanese helmet Kabuto and helmets with a variety of visors. All the helmets are handmade by our artisans by personal parameters of client.

3. Cuirasses, breastplates and gorgets. Definitely, cuirass is one of the major components of the historical protective equipment that covers the torso of warrior. It may be crafted of either metal or leather. Medieval breastplates may serve both as an independent armor, so as a part of the set. While cuirass or breastplate protect the torso, such type of Middle Ages armor as gorgets (or bevor) is designed to protect chin and neck against swords and other bladed weapons. Usually, it was used together with helmet and plate body armour. Our site has a wide selection of cuirasses with or without skirt and tassets, breastplates and gorgets in Italian, English, Churburg styles.

4. Fingered and mitten gauntlets. Hands might be on the most important part of your body. As a warrior holds weapon with hands and fingers, so if they injured, you simply will not be able to fight. Our craftsmen can make perfect medieval hand armor: fingered gauntlets, full-plate mittens or gloves. Each model protects hand at the highest level and let your fingers move free at the same time.

5. Cuisses, jambs, poleyns and sabatons. This section presents those parts of the armor, which protect legs, namely the hips, knees, calves and feet. You can purchase from us full protection of the legs, such as German or English gothic legs protection or armor for different parts: knee caps with different types of rondels for knee protection, greaves for defense of front part or complete calf, and of course sabatons – knight steel shoes. All the products can be customized and decorated by wish of the customer.

6. Plate shoulders. Metal spaulders for protection of shoulders and partly neck. They are entirely made of metal, very rarely include leather. We produce shoulders and pauldrons in Italian, German, English styles. All products are hand-crafted, taking into account the needs and size of every customer. This Middle Ages armor is usually tied up to padded gambeson or plate cuirass.

7. Bracers, couters and full arms. In this category, we present such an important part of armor as arms protection. We suggest that you choose both full protection of arms from wrist to shoulder, and individual parts. In addition to full arms, here you will find the protection of the forearm, such as “The boat” – popular Eastern arm armour or stylization – sport metal arm protection for SCA. It is also possible to purchase elbow caps as a separate piece, with or without rondels of different shapes.      

8. Shields. Shields are the most popular defense equipment known from ancient times. It could have different shapes (round, triangle, square), sizes (small fist shields bucklers with diameter 20-40 cm or large shields of height at least 110 cm), materials (wood, plywood, steel, bronze). In this category, you may see custom-made shield (as ready so for self-assembling). Every model may be customized and decorated with painting or etched brass plates.

9. Plate armour maintenance. If it’s necessary to repair any part of the armor, we offer you to buy set of 50 steel or brass rivets of different diameter. These rivets are perfect as for plate armor, so for brigandines’ maintenance.

     

10. Fantasy armour. If you are fascinated with LARP or cosplays, or just love fantasy movies or games and would like to create a look of your favorite character, this category is just for you! Unique handcrafted body defense of leather and steel is made of the high quality materials.

11. Leather armour. Here you may see armor protection for any part of body – as bracers and spaulders, so cuirasses, leather aketon and full sets. We use only the best natural leather of different colors to create our armor. Every detail, every plate and belts are cut by hands of our artisans.

We always open to new ideas! Please send drafts/pictures/full description of armour that you would like to have to [email protected] and we will be happy to create it for you!

Review about items

  • Nasal helm
    Nasal helm
    AH-01

    Jason Birk

    I purchased mine three years ago. And, I could not be more happy with it. I have used it in countless combats and it has always protected me. It is dented and beaten no. But that makes it all the more realistic. Buy one. You will love it.

  • Helm of Nikolskoe (Orel region. Russia). End of XII - XIII centuries
    Helm of Nikolskoe (Orel region. Russia). End of XII - XIII centuries
    AH-01-03

    Conrad

    It's really nice replica, workmanship is fantastic. Helm is light and fits my head perfectly. I added aventail so low-face is also protected now. Thanks a lot

  •  Kettle hat (Kettle helm)  with high top point
    Kettle hat (Kettle helm) with high top point
    AH-09-02

    Viktor Bulanienkov

    Great helmet!!! Steel-Mastery you are the best.

  • Armet (closed helmet) 15th-16th century
    Armet (closed helmet) 15th-16th century
    AH-26

    Mike L.

    This was my first order from Steel Mastery and that helm tops all expectations! I am really impressed with craftmanship and so perfect fitting. Great thumbs up!

  • Armet (closed helmet) 15th-16th century
    Armet (closed helmet) 15th-16th century
    AH-26

    Lawrence

    I ordered this armet of stainless steel and with extra breath holes on the left cheek. Special thanks for sewn cotton liner (don't have to do it by myself, lol). Perfect fit and workmanship, thanks to all Steel Mastery team!

  • Armour of the XIV century in Churburg style
    Armour of the XIV century in Churburg style
    EAFP-06_1

    Erik

    I finally got my armour and it is flawless! Pros and cons: + custom made steel armor which really looks authentic + fits all my measures + possibility to choose customization (I have it of steel 1.5 mm, mirrow finish, brass rivets and red belts. And it is just WOW!:) + top customer support. Always quick replyes, updates on the status of my order + spare parts - belts, rivets and a couple of buckles The only one minus is a waiting time. Manager estimated making time so I was ready to wait. Anyhow if you order such armor for some event, so do it well in advance:) My deepest gratitude to all Steel mastery team for this fantastic work. I am satisfied 100% and will recommend you to all my comrades for sure.

  • Armour of the XIV century in Churburg style
    Armour of the XIV century in Churburg style
    EAFP-06_1

    Jack Boys

    Everything went perfectly. Items that I ordered were received in a perfect condition.

  • Kite shield with painting
    Kite shield with painting
    WS-06

    ALBERT SCHUMACHER

    This shield is better than I could have hoped for. Excellent and well made design with beautiful decoration. Feels strong in your hand and is made from solid materials. It looks great in the pictures, but it looks even better in person. The decorative shield paint is very well executed. Everything about this shield has a nice look and feel to it. This shield would fit right in on the battlefields of medieval history .

  • Medieval leather gambeson
    Medieval leather gambeson
    HG-17

    Hans

    Superb quality of materials and fantastic fitting (there's my first made-to-measure thing:) It looks amazing, it's very comfy! And customer service is the best one I've ever had) Keep it up!

  • Leather brigandine bracers
    Leather brigandine bracers
    BRG-10

    Olly

    Bracers are good, leather is perfectly carfted. Also its quite flexible so I may wear brace over more or less thick underarmor and regulate width with belts. Special thanks to professional and kind customer service manager who answered all my questions promptly.

  • O Yoroi - Japanese samurai leather warrior armor
    O Yoroi - Japanese samurai leather warrior armor
    LMA-16

    Satoshi

    Beautiful armor, I am very happy with it. Laces are strong; movements are free, general look of armor is awesome. Thank you very much!

  • Cuirass, part of full plate armor (garniture) of George Clifford, end of the XVI century
    Cuirass, part of full plate armor (garniture) of George Clifford, end of the XVI century
    AB-10

    Teodor

    I am very satisfied with work, compliments guys! Etching is very fine, fitting is the best (i wear it on the thin padded doublet) and i can move quite free. Thanks!

  • Armet, part of full plate armor (garniture) of George Clifford, end of the XVI century
    Armet, part of full plate armor (garniture) of George Clifford, end of the XVI century
    AH-42

    Aaron Nichols

    Got my Close Helmet in the mail about a week ago. The Helmet fits perfectly, and the quality is absolutely stunning. I was not expecting it to be so perfect. Ill definitely be recommending this site to everyone I know. My only question, maybe it should be an email is if I could get the the name of the crafter who forged my Helmet as Id like to see other works he does.

  • Armet, part of full plate armor (garniture) of George Clifford, end of the XVI century
    Armet, part of full plate armor (garniture) of George Clifford, end of the XVI century
    AH-42

    Lionell

    This helm is absolutely beautiful! Workmanship is perfect! I was a bit afraid of weight but installed liner makes wearing very comfy and I feel myself well-protected. Well done, guys! Thank you!

  • Set of leather armour in style of Jon Snow
    Set of leather armour in style of Jon Snow
    LMA-14

    Shawn

    Armor looks awesome and fits me nice. Client support is also on top. Will order more from Steel mastery in future

  • Set of leather armour in style of Jon Snow
    Set of leather armour in style of Jon Snow
    LMA-14

    Antoine Tison

    Beautiful work ! fit perfectly to me and awesome details ! Recommended !

  • Milan-style cuirass 1450-1485 years, a part of "Avant Armour"
    Milan-style cuirass 1450-1485 years, a part of "Avant Armour"
    AB-09

    Alexander

    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!

  • German gothic full plate armor
    German gothic full plate armor
    EAFP-03

    Adrian

    I am very happy with this beautiful armor and completely satisfied with carfters' work. IT is heavy, yes. but fitting is perfect and i can move in it. Thanks to all team!

  • German gothic full plate armor
    German gothic full plate armor
    EAFP-03

    Robert

    I would like to thank you all of team! This armor is awesome, absolutely what I was hoping it would be! Just fantastic craftmanship, I'm really impressed! All parts fit me perfecrtly (I wear it over the thin doublet, also from Steel mastery:)) and despite it's heavy enought, it's quite comfortable to move in this armor. I am totally in love with this piece of art! Thank you, thank you!

  • Simple Plate shoulders late 14th - early 15th century
    Simple Plate shoulders late 14th - early 15th century
    AS-01

    H Baumann

    Very well made, fits perfectly over my gambeson. Looking forward to more pieces from Steel Mastery.

  • Full Plate Armor (Garniture) of George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland, end of XVI century (1590-1592)
    Full Plate Armor (Garniture) of George Clifford, Third Earl of Cumberland, end of XVI century (1590-1592)
    EAFP-05

    Adam S.

    My first grand purchase from Steel Mastery (before that I was ordering gambeson, brigandines and plenty of small padded things from them. Every time super quality and service). So when I finally decided to treat myself with a plate armor, there was only one shop which i knew will make it perfectly. Also I knew that it tooks not a month (or even two) to craft such armor. ANyhow, it costs every penny and every day of waiting. I received my order in 6.5 months, every piece was carefully wrapped, packages were easily tracked. Special thanks for client support - always fast answers, great help with all my questions before ordering. Fitting is flawless; armor's completely mobile (I'm able to walk, sit, jump etc.). It is heavy, indeed. But what's expect from such metal shell?:) I do highly recommend Steel Mastery as qualified and responsible shop.

  • Leather lamellar armor
    Leather lamellar armor
    LMA-02

    Louis

    I got order today and satisfied 100%! My compliments to crafters for very beautiful qork. Armour fits perfect, it is light and all movements are comfortable. Thanks!

  • Leather lamellar armor
    Leather lamellar armor
    LMA-02

    Kyle

    I ordered this armor in the same colour and it looks even better than on photos! I love it! VEry comfortable and fits perfect. Sales communication is also on point. Completely satisfied!

  • Leather lamellar armor
    Leather lamellar armor
    LMA-02

     Dominic

    A very Nice Armor i love it it fits Perfect and its light and robust.

  • Jousting knight armor, 16th century
    Jousting knight armor, 16th century
    EAFP-11

    James

    I would like to thank all the Steel Mastery team! You guys made a fantastic job! This armor is the best thing I ever worn:) Craftmanship is on point, every piece fits perfect. And I really like blued finish:) Special thanks to client support for always quick replies and updates on status of my order. I recommend Steel Mastery to everyone who's looking for quality and authentic armor.

  • Full-plate Gothic armor, XV century
    Full-plate Gothic armor, XV century
    EAFP-04

    Lee Caplan

    It is my first experience in buying armor online and I’m more than happy)) Best quality I have ever seen and seizes are as they must be. Real custom armoury. Thanks for your help with measure instruction and for sure I’ll recommend you to all my friends and teammates!!

  • Brigandine kit - 1
    Brigandine kit - 1
    BK-01

    Kaleb Lee

    My first time ordering from Steel-mastery honestly I was very surprised. They are fast and nice, spoke to manager and the owner about brigandine. Had some questions). A lot of questions)) Great deliver and excellent quality.

  • Winged sallet
    Winged sallet
    EAS-02

    Nguyen

    Beautiful helmet, fantastic quality. Yes it's a little bit more expensive than your off-the-shelf armour stuff, but it's custom-made to your measurements which more than justifies the price tag.

  • Fencing helmet
    Fencing helmet
    SO-1-06

    Wolfgang Kirchdorfer

    This tailor made helmet has comfortable weight, guarantees good vision and air circulation. Easy to fix both gridles. The padded inlay fits perfectly. The helmet won't move sideways even with open chin gridle. Also one doesn't need an extra hair cap. Prize is more than reasonable. The process of order and payment was easy online. Every step was documented and shared, often via photoes. If necessesary, clarification of details preferred or the bill was made prior executing next steps. My wishes have been met fully. The order arrived safe and undamaged due to smart wrapping. Codes provided made delivery tracking online easy. Overall I was not only a customer but found myself in every step in the best hands. FIVE STARS!

  • Bascinet with side hinged visor
    Bascinet with side hinged visor
    AH-12

    Steven J

    I ordered this helm with some changes. The face plate on mine has squarish holes for the eye slots. The production time of my helmet took twice the length advertised however, Steel Mastery did compensate me for my time by adding brass accents and an aventail as a bonus. The helmet and faceplate were heatreated. The only modification I had to do was to add a retaining strap for the faceplate.Their staff was very friendly to deal with and would write me back within one to two business days. I would recommend them. I am very happy with my bascinet. I have used once so far in SCA type point combat with blunt steel weapons and it held up fine.

  • Great Helm
    Great Helm
    AH-05

    Stacey Wells (The Pieman)

    Bought this second hand from a colleague, drilled extra air holes for better breathing and wore it in IMCF 2018 world championships. It is a tank and has taken extreme blows and I've never felt a bit. Love this lid.

  • ARMET WITH RONDEL, ITALY, MIDDLE XV CENTURY
    ARMET WITH RONDEL, ITALY, MIDDLE XV CENTURY
    AH-43

    Louis

    Finally I got this armet! workmanship is very qualitative, fitting is perfect. Now just have to test it in fighting:) Thanks to all steel Mastery crew!

  • OPEN-FACED LANDSKNEHT BURGONET HELMET
    OPEN-FACED LANDSKNEHT BURGONET HELMET
    AH-46

    Andy

    This helmet is just WOW! Craftmanship, size and fitting, material - everything is on the top! Congratulations to artisans! I will order more stuff from you,guys!

  • WARRIOR SHIELD
    WARRIOR SHIELD
    WS-12

    Scott Rotte

    As the original customer I have to say true craftsmanship! Its simply gorgeous, intimidating and EPIC at the same time! Just know it is HEAVY!!!

  • Ordinary padded mittens
    Ordinary padded mittens
    PR-07

    IgvarWty

    Quality at the top, more than pleasant service and measures at the top I would not fail to recommend steelmastery to my medievist friends who do not know him yet

  • Ordinary padded mittens
    Ordinary padded mittens
    PR-07

    Bit

    Very good product! Very comfortable! Made them with horizontal seams. Love the natural (uncolored) fabric! Support system fast and kind. Great communication, service and kindness. Very satisfied.

  • Leather vest in Renaissance style
    Leather vest in Renaissance style
    LV-01

    Arthur

    I received my vest today and it is just awesome! It fits my torso perfectly and I do love color of leather (brown) - it looks really authentic and medieval! Thanks a lot!