Birka Type Lamellar Armour, Steel and Leather
This reproduction of an early medieval lamellar cuirass is made of 1.25 mm thick D-shaped steel slats and leather. It has shoulder/upper arm protections, a full back and is equipped with three adjustable leather straps with bronze buckles on one side.
Finds from Birka and Visby (Sweden) have furnished evidence that this type of armour was quite popular with the North Germanic peoples during the Viking Age. But scale armours remained in use until the late Middle Ages, as finds from the Battle of Visby in 1361 A.D. have shown.
- Material: steel scales (thickness: approx. 1.25 mm), leather
- Overall length: front approx. 67 cm, back approx. 63 cm
(measured fully stretched from the highest shoulder point down to the bottom hem)
- Chest circumference: approx. 110 to 120 cm, adjustable with straps and buckles
- Weight: approx. 7.8 kg
The Swedish company SPQR offers a wide range of historical replicas. SPQR stands for Senatus Populusque Romanus (Engl. The Senate an People of Rome) and is a fitting name for a company specialized in the reproduction of artefacts reaching from the Roman era to the Renaissance period. SPQR has committed itself to making high-quality reenactment and battle-ready products available at affordable prices. The entire product line is made to historical specifications. Each piece is modeled on illustrations and photographs from historical books and museums, and SPQR works in close cooperation with a number of Viking and medieval reenactment groups in Scandinavia, Germany and the UK to jointly develop the most authentic products possible.
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