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Steel lamellar armor ( khudesutu khuyag)




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Steel lamellar armor ( khudesutu khuyag)

Size ( waist circumference):
XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)
Default options
  • Fastenings leather straps with steel nickel-plated buckles
  • Metal for scales and lamellar plates steel 1.0 mm (18 ga)
  • Color of leather fastening brown
  • Finish treatment satin polishing
  • Lacing with cord
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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.

Edge decoration
Metal for scales and lamellar plates
Color of leather fastening
Size ( waist circumference)
Finish treatment
Skirt, which consists of two parts


Steel lamellar armor or Khudesutu Khuyag

Here is Khudesutu Khuyag for your attention – respectable, grand lamellar armor of the noble Mongol warrior. It is wide and massive; it inspires with respect and deters an enemy. This typical representative of protecting outfit in the Great Steppe, which was not as wild as one got used to consider.

Video review is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVx654KJ2pQ

To the XIV century, it’s been a long time since Mongol army got dressed in trophies from raids, as Chingisids set up production of Mongol-Tatar armor on the commercial scale in the conquered regions with high level of handicraft industry. 

Iranian miniatures are a real goldmine of information of how medieval plate armour Khudesutu Khuyag was looking like in the XIII-XV centuries.


Essentially, types of Mongol armor could be divided by materials (hard and soft) and by design (cuirass-like and vest-like models).

Our today’s hero is a cuirass-like Khudesutu Khuyag with spaulders and skirt-tasses. It has been carefully reconstructed by painting sources from Iran, China and Japan. This functional medieval armor is a real gem of the Mongol protecting armor. It protects at the highest level, without restricting of fighter’s movements. At the same time, it looks flawless, still being a historically correct. Spaulders and skirt are available for choosing in options.

We offer reenactment lamellar armor, made of 1.0 mm polished steel plates, which are linked together with strong cord on the firm and soft leather base. Belts with steel buckles are reliable fastenings of this lamellar armor. By your wish, we may change color of leather and cord, thickness and type of metal, design and metal of buckles.

The size of lamellar plates can vary from tiny (close to chain mail that doesn’t restrict the movement) and to as large as a palm (comparably not mobile but firm). Standard size is 7*4 cm (2.75*1.57 in), but you are free to choose any other size you deem necessary.

Historically, this armor deflects upwards and this decision has a reasonable explanation: if made downwards, the plates are on the maximum distance from each other, armor stretches, and provides no freedom of movement. Moreover, the cord, on which the plates are assembled, grinds three times more often.

N.B. If you choose option lacing with cord, color of cord could be the same as color of leather fastenings, but if red and brown cords are out of stock, it will be black one. If you choose option lacing with leather cord, color of cord would be always the same as color of leather fastenings. 

Main pictures shows Mongol armor with next options:

  • Metal for lamellar plates – steel 1 mm
  • Size – L
  • Lacing – with a cord
  • Fastenings – leather straps with steel nickel – plated buckles
  • Color of leather fastenings – red
  • Spaulders – steel 1 mm
  • Finish treatment – sating polishing
  • Skirt – steel 1 mm


By the way, tracing early versions of this armor, we could not but pay attention to the Old Turkic cuirass. It had been found in the burial site Balyk-Sook, which is located in the valley of Ursul River (Central Altai). Armor is dated by the VIII – early IX centuries.  

This lamellar armor had been assembled of separate elements, made of lamellas. Full set included shoulders, front protector and backplate, fastened with shoulder belts and side fastenings, and a belt, supporting tasses.

Steel Mastery is ready to make this armor for you as well!


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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