15th Century Italian Harness for the English market

This harness is based on the funeral effigy of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, located in the Warwick Church, England.

Image source: Robin Stevenson, CC BY-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Some pictures from our “arming the knight” demonstration at the 2022 SA Medieval Fair. They show the arming garments and process of adding the armour pieces until the harness is complete.

And here are a couple of alternate configurations. Firstly, swapping out the asymmetrical Italian pauldrons with spaulders and besagews for more arm mobility. Secondly, swapping out the cuirass (breast and back plate, plackard, faulds and tassets) for a brigandine.