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Ronald M




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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2016 12:01 am    Post subject: Should this weight 180 lbs         Reply with quote

http://www.reliks.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=4597

and this 130
http://www.reliks.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=4598

and this 17 lbs

http://www.reliks.com/merchant.ihtml?pid=1593

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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2016 6:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, the first two include the wooden base and stand--no idea how much those might way alone. Could be quite a bit! And those may be *shipping* weights, including packaging, padding, etc. Though the armor itself could still be too heavy!

For the last one, 17 pounds doesn't sound too far out for that whole cuirass including fauld and tassets. My 18-ga Roman lorica segmentata is 15 pounds, so it's comparable. Though I suspect that cuirass is rather large, and probably too long. It all adds up.

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2016 7:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

130 pounds of armor is retarded
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Ronald M




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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2016 12:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Harry Marinakis wrote:
130 pounds of armor is retarded

i dont know but i sptent like 2 minutes laughing at this
maybe itsncause i just woke up but eh.

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Mark Griffin




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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2016 3:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It shouldn't be allowed to exist, let alone weigh that much.

*Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.

or

We reserve to make whatever bs we like and pass it off as 'museum quality', whatever the heck that means.

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Mark Griffin




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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2016 3:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Actually, I have a 1920's armour stand here and even made out of very chunky walnut with huge cast iron feet and sockets for the Oak upright and bars it wouldn't be more than 50lbs. Which means that harness is super heavy.

Not that I'd bestow the name harness on it. That implies some kind of skill and functionality.

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PostPosted: Mon 08 Feb, 2016 10:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matthew Amt wrote:
Well, the first two include the wooden base and stand--no idea how much those might way alone. Could be quite a bit! And those may be *shipping* weights, including packaging, padding, etc. Though the armor itself could still be too heavy!


The GDFB Milanese is 16 gauge body and limbs, 14 gauge head, so the armour isn't that heavy. The Gothic is 18/16 gauge, so should be lighter.

As above, either the stands are very heavy, or they're shipping weights (which will include the stands as well).

An owner of the Milanese reports the weight of the armour itself as 75lbs, including voiders:
http://www.thearma.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24425

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