Milanese export harnesses

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wyldstallions
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Milanese export harnesses

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Hi does anyone have any pictures of any 15th century millanese export harnesses. I've heard of them but never seen a picture of one, I have heard them described as a normal milanese harness but with fluting similar to gothic. if anyone has any pictures or links that would be great.

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Originals, paintings, or reproductions?
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I think Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwickis an example of this style. Ash at Armour Services Historical is working on one at the moment for a customer of his, very nice indeed.I think he had some images on his facebook site.
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That's what my tin is, though it's probably not the greatest example ever produced! It has the the same plate as a millanise harness but with only a few subtle folds, my breast has only three folds I believe around the armpits and across the chest. The arms and legs also have the bare minimum of folds in, which seems to be the smallest amount to increase strength without overly adorning it in "bling" Which armour this is bassed on I would have to check, but I believe it is one in Warwick castle. If ash is making one though I would wait and see how good his looks!
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