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The leather plates armour




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The leather plates armour

Men's size/price:
XS - waist 63-69 cm (25-27 in.)
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  • Buckles steel
  • Color of leather scales brown
  • Finish treatment satin polishing
  • Lacing with cord
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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.

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The leather plates armour

When the conversation drifts to armor, so knight metal armor is the first what crosses mind, or a chain mail at the very outside. If there is talking of the Orient, so one remembers samurai armor. But, in such conversations, one usually forgets to mention armor, which warriors worn in the lands between Europe and Japan during centuries. Manufacture of such armor required considerable skills and patient work. However, it was almost non-defeatable armor without mobility decrease. We are talking about lamellar armor.

There is freaking old representative of body protection. One thing is for certain that Assyrians worn it in the 900-600 B.C. As the first Assyrian artifacts, which are classified as elements of lamellar protection by archaeologists, are referred just to that historical period. The earliest intact representatives of lamellar family of had been found in China so far. There are 12 sets of lamellar armor, made of lacquered leather, which were waiting for their time in the tomb Sui-hsien, Hupei, dated by the 443 year B.C.

For example, you may admire fragments of the lamellar protection from the Roman-Parthian border, dated by the III century:



It is interesting that design of this armor appeared so effective, that lamellar armor was in use among different cultures since those ancient times and until the XVI century.


We decided to recreate the full-featured lamellar armor, made of armor, to gladden all the connoisseurs with the perfect copy of ancient protection – functional and light custom leather armour. As a sample, we took lamellar armor, which was founding he 1891 year by professor Y.A. Kulakovskiy in the underground burial place on the Gospitalnaya street, Kerch.

Remains of one or two armors, made of figured lamellar plates, had been found in the Kerch catacombs. Researchers correlate plates’ design and shape of the obtained artifact with Avarian lamellar armor (Central and Eastern Europe). However, similar armor and its pictures had been also found on the territory of the Central Asia. In general, historians date burial place and armor by the second half of the VI – early VII century.

It’s not worth to think that we were founding on the above-mentioned burial place only. Similar armor had been found in the different countries and in the different time. For example, here is an armor from the cave Niederstotzingen (Germany), dated by the 610 year:

Or, this lamellar armor from Gellep (Germany), dated circa 540 year:

Also, we were drawing upon findings from the grave-mound group of the Eastern-Malayan burial ground. In particular, there is one of the military burial site, which is located there.

There is full lamellar armor of the horseman, one of the few intact cuirasses of this type with full set of all armor segments. Basing on the rest of findings from this burial place, this lamellar cuirass is dated by the middle- second part of the VI century.

Lamellar armor from the 12 grave-mound of the first Easter-Malayan II burial ground:


On the grounds of all of these materials, our artisans made lamellar armor, which is full set of leather armor. Basing on the findings from above-mentioned burial places, plates, similar for period and shape, we follow the archaeologists and historians and suggest that wearer of Kerch armor worn lamellar set, consisted of two halves of the corset cuirass, spaulders and tassets.

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. 

Craftsmen of Steel Mastery made this battle ready leather armor of thick leather and firm cord. It is light, flexible, comfortable, reliable and simple good-looking on the wearer!


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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