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Edward Lee




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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jan, 2014 3:24 pm    Post subject: Anyone ever had experience with this Brigandine?         Reply with quote

Hello

I recently contacted KoA and they said they will have a new Brigandine available by the end of January. By description I think this one might be the brigandine he was talking about. http://www.battleworld.co.uk/product/cotton-half-sleeves-coat/ Anyone ever had experience with this particular item? It does look somewhat like the one icefalcon makes.

Ed
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Lasse E




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PostPosted: Wed 15 Jan, 2014 8:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

No clue, but it kind of looks like pop rivets.
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Mark Griffin




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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 8:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you wanted something for lightweight use in a fantasy setting then fine. I think it would fail most groups standards for materials, design and construction. That goes for most of their stock by the look of it.
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 1:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Some of their brass buckles looked like good value for money actually..
But as for the brigandine, I would stay away and put the money to better use for the same reasons as stated above

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Edward Lee




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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 4:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks guys. It's rare to see cheap brigandine, the last one I've seen was made by windlass. At higher price range the brigandine really looks good.
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jan, 2014 10:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You could have a look at:

http://steel-mastery.com/en/brigandine-armour/brigandines

They seem to have a better take on brigandines. Probably at another price-point, but to have a good brigandine, you will need it tailored to your measures anyway. Off the rack only works well if you are very lucky to have the right proportions.

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Mark Griffin




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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jan, 2014 5:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://www.armour-services-historical.co.uk/brigandines and http://www.whiteroseapparel.com/brigandines.htm

are the two in England worth looking at. They are made more for combat than exact copies, but I'm sure they would thin the plates down if you wanted exact replicas of originals.

I have a friend who is selling an ASH one for £800 at the moment.
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Vadim Senicheff




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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jan, 2014 6:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sadly, 90% of what today's historical armour shops are trying to sell as "brigantine" is in no way can be called an armour at all.
Brigantines are elaborate pieces of tecnology, if you need real protection - you should first know how in needs to be done. Please read Bengt Thordeman - "Armour From The Battle Of Wisby 1361" and at least look at the pictures of historical examples, you'll see how to distinguish real armour from hollywood era riveted pieses of crap.

Also, a few pictures. This is how it look from inside - all the plates are overlaping, giving a huge amout of protection.





And outside look




Of course there can be used big plates, not only small ones, but I hope you'll get the idea. I'm telling it as a permanent user of brigantines in full-contact and hoping that you will choose wisely and stay safe.

Thank you.

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Edward Lee




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PostPosted: Mon 20 Jan, 2014 9:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the information guys.

It's not common to see one of those brigandine. The first brigandine I came in contact with was the one made by windlass. The one I wanted to get had lots of ridges, so according to Senicheff they are plates overlapping each other. With smaller plates it kinda looks like how a lamellar would be like.
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