Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Hypothetical question about arming doublet Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Andreas Hansen




Location: Denmark
Joined: 02 Aug 2011

Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug, 2011 3:35 am    Post subject: Hypothetical question about arming doublet         Reply with quote

Has anyone ever seen or heard/read about an arming doublet rivited with plates (like a brigandine) on the back only?
I have a 15th century gothic style armour but no backplate. My arming doublet is quite thin with chain voiders and a skirt... But I have no padding whatsoever on my back. Ouch. I have just ordered new shoulder armour from Skt. George armory (fitzherbert effigy style) which somewhat protects my upper back... but still, OUCH!
The easy but expensive way out is of course just to buy a backplate... but my frontplate is not designed with a backplate... what to do.
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Sean Manning




Location: Austria
Joined: 23 Mar 2008

Posts: 426

PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug, 2011 6:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Until well into the 15th century, breastplates or pairs of plates were normally worn over a haubergeon (one of the sources on Agincourt remarks that many of the French wore hauberks and mail leggings under their plate, which suggests that this was no longer usual at the time of writing). This continued well into the 15th century; you can see the sleeves dangling over the armharness and under the shoulder defenses on some late Italian armour, I think that any white harness without a complete breastplate, backplate, and belly/thigh defense was designed to wear with a hauberk or haubergeon.
View user's profile Send private message
Johan Gemvik




Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: 10 Nov 2009

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 793

PostPosted: Tue 02 Aug, 2011 4:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Iv'e seen illustrations of exposed plackards (lower half of a breast plate) with brigandine tops and backs. They seem to be connected as one piece of combinaiton armour rather than the plackard simply being worn over a brig but I couldn't really tell just from art. 15th century if I recall correctly.
Does that help?

"The Dwarf sees farther than the Giant when he has the giant's shoulder to mount on" -Coleridge
View user's profile Send private message


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > Hypothetical question about arming doublet
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum