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Iagoba Ferreira





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PostPosted: Thu 26 Sep, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: This breastplate resembles any historical one?         Reply with quote

Saw some over the years in reenactments, but never got the chance to ask the owners if they did their research.

IMO, it's just horrible WTF?! , but I'm still curious about it. No intention to buy one, and if I can, I will take that idea from anyone who may buy it if I can Laughing Out Loud



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Edward Lee




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PostPosted: Thu 26 Sep, 2019 10:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've seen these alot from ebay or amazon, they were dubbed as Gothic Cuirass by the sellers from India. The price varied so greatly that some sellers would try for over a hundred USD. As you can see from the link below the actual armor is very different.

http://myArmoury.com/feature_gothic_armour.html
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Mikko Kuusirati




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PostPosted: Thu 26 Sep, 2019 1:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, it is very superficially similar to some 16th Century cuirasses, e.g. the third one down in this article: http://myArmoury.com/feature_16c_armour.html
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Anthony Clipsom




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PostPosted: Fri 27 Sep, 2019 2:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Agreed it seems to draw inspiration from early 16th century armour - the so-called maximillian style. But the shape seems wrong - it should be more rounded (globose, I think they call it)
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