The sword sits in the baldric hanging down from your shoulder, faithful to its master despite the challenges. It has been a long and dusty road--and your uniform down to your Landsknecht Pants is covered in dirt and grime--but that sword has remained at your side through it all.
As your infantry unit comes to a halt, there is the tension one always feels before the fight. You resist the anxiety, because the moment you step into battle all of that must fade away. It will be you fighting alongside your fellow soldiers, and it will be the sword hanging in your trusted baldric that keeps you alive.
Epic Armoury’s Landsknecht Pants are styled leggings with baggy thighs and vertically cut colours, most often associated with the wealthy men and German Landsknecht mercenaries of the Renaissance period. Made from durable light canvas and soft cotton lining, these pants are extra wide above the knees before mimicking leggings, easily fit inside your boots and leg armour. Adjust the fabric around the calves by tightening its reinforced cotton cord to get the best fit.
The pants are fitted with a heavy cotton cord drawstring and metal buttons at the waist to keep the pants in place while leaving sufficient room for a proper belt. The pants also have pockets. Please note that there are decorative stitches in the pleating to keep the product in prime condition prior to sale. For comfort and longevity some customers may need to unpick the stitch on the front and side of the thighs.
The Landsknecht Pants are fully compatible with Epic Armoury's other clothes and armours, and the style will fit with a broad variety of characters.
Worn by the Landsknecht, a colourful and well known mercenary group from Germany during 15th- and 16th-century Europe
A great way to show off wealth with the excess use of fabric
Design is similar to the Pluderhose, a 15th century design that fastened at the knee
Your look out upon your troops, staring into the faces of the soldiers who may never return. Their blood is on your hands already, and it is a responsibility you hold with a heavy, but resigned heart.
“We must fight,” you shout for them all to hear. You are a mighty figure in your Veteran Armour, a symbol to strike confidence in these soldiers. “For our homes and for our families, we will fight until we can fight no more!” With a resounding cheer, your troops ready themselves for the charge.
The battle has begun.
This bestselling Epic Armoury Veteran Armour is a typical western cuirass designed to protect the whole torso. The cuirass secures tight over the breast and abdomen using four sturdy leather straps--each riveted with decorative brass studs--and brass buckles. It is highly adjustable both at the front, but also with strong leather cords at the flanks.
This cuirass is crafted to be especially hardy by stitching overlapping full-grain leather with heavy leather cords. At the neck, an additional leather plate serves as a gorget. Along the rims of the armour, the edges are bound with flattened leather cords. The effect is a solid piece of armour with lines suggesting a slim waist and broad shoulders.
Epic Armoury's Veteran Armour is compatible with all other Epic Armoury leathers and metal works, and is designed to fit various character types.
Historically looked down upon as a form of armor
Finely crafted leather cuirasses were often worn by high-ranking officers and officials, including several Roman Emperors
The helm is crafted of flexible resin, with precisely-molded details and coloring, including weathering and aging effects. The helm comes with leather lining and leather staps for a comfortable feel when worn and will give you the protection you need in battle
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This helmet is built along the historical bouronet from the early 16th century. The head is well protected inside a round scull cap with a high riser in the centre of the spine. The face is covered by the small brim in the front and the two cheek flaps on the sides. Both flaps are punched with a floral pattern aside the ears to allow a better hearing.
The helmet has an enlongened neckpiece, so that the part between cuirass and helmet is closed as well.
The burgonet developed from the sallet in the 16th century and was, just behind the Morion, the most worn helmet in the 16th and 17th century.
We recommend to wear a padded coif underneath to avoid scratches and bruises. This will maximize your comfort.