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This Italian cuirass (chest and back plate) is based on S18 harness from the Churburg armory. This piece is dated to the 15th century although some historians claim that this model was used from 1370 to 1410. The original piece belonged to the Von Matsch family.
Available only in one uniform size: for approx. 120 cm chest circumference (incl. gambeson).
The Italian cuirass is made of 1,6mm (16 gauge) steel plate. The effective gauge of the steel plate may vary due to the handcrafted way of manufacturing.
The daggers are approximately made as follows. The basic shape of the blade is made by a laser CNC machine. It is burned from spring steel. The semi-finished blade follows then in the groove cutter, where the cutting edge and the groove are milled. The blade is then oil-quenched and tempered to the desired hardness. Then the guard and pommel is attached to the blade tang. The tang is usually peened at the end (behind the pommel) and the cross-guard hard soldered with brass. Hardwood plates are placed under the handle wrapping from genuine cowhide so that the handle is sufficiently robust for a safe grasp. The steels surfaces obtain the desired finish in the end - with a wire brush or with a felt disc with polishing paste.