Brigandine type “Leeds” for medieval combat

$1,144

Buhurt optimal body protection for medieval combat. Such armor was used in the 15th century in Western Europe.

Available upon preorder or as made-to-measure

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Description

The Brigandine type “Leeds” made of titanium is a body armor fastened on the fighter from the front with the help of straps and plates placed horizontally and with significant overlap.

The colors and design could be customized according to your choice.

Every brig is made-to-measure.

Due to this design, “Leeds” is fitted to the body, suits well, and perfectly protects. All plates of this brigandine are increased compared to the medieval ones. Thus strike is distributed over a larger area of body armor and loses its power. The plates we made of titanium – a rustproof material that is not inferior to steel in strength but is easier. This is especially important because the brigandine is the heaviest part of the armor and this way you can ease the armor of 2.5-3 kg. Due to the large number of elements and their placement, this body protection has good mobility. You will be able to bend, bow down and move in a fight without any difficulty. Also, unlike the historical analog, we made the brigandine longer and added an extra plate to close the tailbone. This helps armor better protect the hip joint in combat, especially when you are bending or wrestling. Plates are mounted with rivets. Such design is historical and was used in the Middle Ages. To keep rivets from tearing the cloth, we add leather softening.

The base is made of a layer of wool and lasting tarpaulin, glued together, for greater durability.

Brigandine-type “Leeds” is lightweight, comfortable, and well-protected. It is suitable for both single and mass battles. If you need mobility and reliability in action, then you like this model.

Body Armor FAQ


Before we begin, ensure you have your actual padded under-armor kit ready: gambeson, chausses, and c-belt. Using anything else like modern jackets, sweatpants, or layered sweaters won’t provide the accurate measurements needed for fitting your brigantine. If you’re planning to order both your padded kit and brigantine from our shop simultaneously, sending your bare body measurements is acceptable. However, please inform us of this so we can properly adjust the sizing based on your true dimensions.

Additional Tips:

  • When taking measurements, stand relaxed with good posture.
  • Make sure the measuring tape is snug but not tight.
  • If you’re unsure about any measurements, it’s always best to err on the side of being slightly larger.
  • Consider having someone else take your measurements for greater accuracy.

This table should give you a good starting point for taking all the necessary measurements for your medieval body armor. Remember, precise measurements are crucial for a comfortable and well-fitting suit of armor.

Required measurements:

A. Body Weight: Stand on a scale without shoes or other heavy clothing.

B. Full Body Height: Stand straight, barefoot, with your back against a wall. Have someone measure from the top of your head to the floor.

D. Neck Circumference: Measure around the base of the neck, just above the collarbone.

E. Shoulder Width (Back): Measure from the seam of one shoulder pad to the seam of the other, across the back.

R. Shoulder Width (Front): Measure from the seam of one shoulder pad to the seam of the other, across the chest.

O. Chest Width (Arms Together): Measure the front of the chest with arms holding each other, from armpit to armpit.

F. Maximum Chest Circumference: Measure around the chest at its fullest point, usually while breathing in.

G. Waist Circumference: Measure around the narrowest part of your waist, above the hips.

H. Maximum Hip Circumference: Measure around the widest part of your hips, usually at the level of your buttocks.

U. Neckline to Waistline: Measure from the lowest point of the neckline just under the neck to the waistline, usually above the belly button.

X. Neckline to Groin Line: Measure from the lowest point of the neckline just under the neck to the groin line, where you want the armor to end. This helps ensure the pelvis is covered.

body armor measurements


Additional information

Weight 7 kg