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Danny Nguyen




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PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2015 4:25 am    Post subject: Brigandine Covering         Reply with quote

I'm planning on getting brigandine/corazzina armor, what cover would be more historical leather or wool canvas. And what would be more durable? In addition how long does my gambeson need to be? Mine only touches the hip bone.
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Randall Moffett




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PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2015 5:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not sure brigandine's used wool very often. As well the brigandine tends to use a mixture of materials, leather canvas and velvet or some nicer outer layer.

Now if you are talking about the pairs of plates I have seen more often canvas and at times velvet. There is evidence for leather though seemingly alone.

I cannot think of any wool examples though.

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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2015 6:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yeah, I've never seen wool and leather seems to have been rare. Linen/canvas seems to have been the most common material. Wealthy men covered the construction with expensive materials like silk, velvet, satin, sendal, fustian, etc.
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Danny Nguyen




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PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2015 11:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Does it make a difference in performance against weapons?
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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Wed 09 Sep, 2015 3:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Probably; wool has a pretty low tensile strength. I can imagine rivets being ripped through it pretty easily. Nobody has done any tests comparing the protective capacity of various brig covers.
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