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Sir James A

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Re: Looking to build a Knight kit
« Reply #15 on: 2015-10-24, 04:19:25 »
That's a renaissance-ish 3/4 harness. There were specific tournament battles fought "at the barrier", so they often didn't wear the lower 1/4 or lower 1/2 of armor, since blows were not to be struck below the barrier (fence). I don't know if it's the exact technical term for it, but I generally call that "cavalier armor"; 16th or 17th century, during the age of firearms.
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Re: Looking to build a Knight kit
« Reply #16 on: 2015-10-25, 03:39:26 »
That was indeed a cool manuscript piece. Thank you.

Sir James, would this Henry VIII armour be similar in style and/or use?

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Re: Looking to build a Knight kit
« Reply #17 on: 2015-10-25, 04:37:18 »
I believe it *could* be used for similar, but I don't know enough to say that it would be.

The overall coverage is similar, but that one has a very distinct style of breastplate (animus). If it belonged to Henry VIII, it puts it in a similar time period.
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