The Man at Arms

The Late 15th Century Man at Arms was the tank of his day, he would be near fully encased in plate armour, and mail. Our Man at Arms, wears a composite harness, made up of plates which have been brought together, the sum of which forms the harness. The harness and all the equiment he carries weighs a total of 34.32kg, which is less then a soilder of today would be expected to carry. This harness picks up elements that could be recognised as German, Italian and English, and covers in style at least a 20 year span. Out Man at Arms also carries a elegant dagger signifying some wealth as well as a long sword, and a Bec de Corbin, or as it translates a 'crows beak' which is the name for the type of polearm he carries. 

The armour show is typical of the period and is all mounted on a arming doublet . This is a very lightly padded strong doublet (jacket), this has points (hemp finger braded ties) distributed over  at the 'points' of attatchment. The arms and leg armour components tie to these 'points', and the arming doublet essentially carries the weight of the armour excluding the sallat and bevor, the cuirass, and the greaves. Then leather straps hold the armour against the arms and legs in order to assure good articulation. Mail Voider’s (underarm protection) and a mail skirt are also attached to the doublet, in order to provide seamless defence.

Armour parts of our, Late 15th C Man at Arms