In the second half of the 15th century, the art of crafting plate armour reached its peak when it came to fusing form with function. Despite its weight, heavy body armour allows the warrior wearing it enough freedom of movement.
Our Gothic breastplate with tassets is a typical part of plate armour suits. It consists of a cuirass, has a movable fauld and culet, and comes with tassets. For even more wearing comfort, a rounded edge has been welded to the front part of the neck and it is flanged at the back. The same technique was applied to the armholes: they are also welded at the front and flanged at the back to avoid sharp edges at sensitive places. Golden rivets and bolts fasten individual elements and add to the decorative effect of this Gothic breastplate with tassets.
It has broad, stable leather straps with buckles to fasten the shoulders together, and narrow leather straps at the bottom for connecting the other pieces, including the tassets.