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Re: Would a 13thC Anglo-Norman soldier be seen dead in a brat?

PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 8:12 am
by brendan
It was a brigandine, smaller pllates and the triple studs are a give away.
Its a simple form one - no shoulders or arms.
very light and comfortable to wear.

Re: Would a 13thC Anglo-Norman soldier be seen dead in a brat?

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 2:20 pm
by Grey Wind
Evidently I have much to learn about armour :D

Looked like it offered great mobility as well as protection,too.

Re: Would a 13thC Anglo-Norman soldier be seen dead in a brat?

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 2:23 pm
by brendan
That it does
Btw have a look at the padded armour on cap a pie website as well as their maille

Re: Would a 13thC Anglo-Norman soldier be seen dead in a brat?

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 5:59 pm
by Grey Wind
I'd forgotten that they did padding as well! Cheers, Brendan! :D

Re: Would a 13thC Anglo-Norman soldier be seen dead in a brat?

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:05 pm
by Grey Wind
Their 13th century gambesons look about perfect for what we're doing, plus very encouraging to see a section of the Maciejowski bible as its inspiration... And not too bad on the budget either...

*is tempted*

Re: Would a 13thC Anglo-Norman soldier be seen dead in a brat?

PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:50 pm
by brendan
Have a look at matuls as well for the Mac inspired types

Re: Would a 13thC Anglo-Norman soldier be seen dead in a brat?

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 2:23 am
by Grey Wind
I had a very long and longing look, I can assure you! Our own Alex Lee has ordered one from them.... Torn between them and Cap-A-Pie at the moment..
Matuls are more expensive, the quality looks fantastic.

Re: Would a 13thC Anglo-Norman soldier be seen dead in a brat?

PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 9:37 pm
by brendan
I have one from Matuls and it is quite good, too heavy for the purpose I intended it - under maille - but good nonetheless