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Sir_Edward_ReBrook

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Armstreet Armour?
« on: 2015-10-23, 23:47:35 »
Gentlemen:

I wondered if any of you had any thoughts about the quality/fit/functionality/accuracy of Armsstreet. They have what alleged to be a pretty snazzy looking Agincourt styled harness for around $4K. See here: http://m.armstreet.com/store/armor/medieval-western-knights-armor-kit-the-kings-guard
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Re: Armstreet Armour?
« Reply #1 on: 2015-10-24, 00:11:11 »
It's definitely a fantasy take on some historically inspired armor, but beyond that there are also some functional problems.
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Re: Armstreet Armour?
« Reply #2 on: 2015-10-24, 02:40:03 »
It's definitely a fantasy take on some historically inspired armor, but beyond that there are also some functional problems.
Im not quite the plate armor expert. But that breastplate needs more room where the shoulders meet the torso, so the person can more easily keep their arms in front of them.
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Re: Armstreet Armour?
« Reply #3 on: 2015-10-24, 02:41:34 »
True, but it's an improvement over the GDFB Churburg atrocity which costs $1,700. 


I should know as I have the bascinet.  With the time and modifications I have in that one piece, I should've just bought a good bascinet for $1,000+   ::)
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Re: Armstreet Armour?
« Reply #4 on: 2015-10-24, 04:24:15 »
Definitely an improvement over the GDFB, but at more than double the price, one would hope so.

At $4k, I'd go for a tailored harness, rather than an off the shelf. For mild steel, it's a reasonable goal.
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