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Neck Plate King - Grey/Acid Grey
Neck Plate King - Grey/Acid Grey
Item no: 200211
Sizes:
Your price : LoginRRP: 33,99 EUR
Brand:Epic Armoury
Type:Neck Armour
Colour:Acid Grey/Polished Steel
Position:Neck
Fittings:Leather Straps & Buckles
Released:
Material 1:Mild Steel
Universe:Sovereign
Note:
Size Guide... - Measurements are all in cm if not stated otherwise.
This product can have slight deviations in pattern, colours and shape.

A King deserves the attention of his subjects--his position and power demand such respect--but you also know he must look the part. You have hired the finest craftsmen in your land to create armour fitting a King’s status.

Your Neck Plate King armour is embellished with ridges and shined studs. A purple cloak drapes down from your sturdy, confident shoulders. Everything about you is built to last. No one shall look upon you with anything but admiration.

You, after all, are the King.

DETAILS

Epic Armoury’s Neck Plate King is a gorget designed to sit around the neck and give additional protection to the throat. An elongated front piece and shorter back piece are decorated with a shiny embossed design, and can be attached to shoulderguards using sturdy top-grain leather straps. Although the armour is designed to match Epic Armoury’s ‘King’ set, it is fully interchangeable with other Epic Armoury armours in order to fully customize your character’s look.

Secure the Neck Plate King by tightening the leather straps across the shoulders, adjusting so that the armour sits comfortably around the neck. Made of matte 1 mm thick mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or historical reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.

Available in sizes Small and Medium/Large/X-Large.

HISTORY

  • Also referred to as a gorget, which means throat
  • Early medieval versions were typically worn under the breastplate and backplate to support the weight of the heavier plate armour
  • Later versions were larger and designed to be worn over clothing

  • Made from 1mm thick mild steel
  • Rolled edges with no sharp edges
  • Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
  • Adjustable ductile steel flanks for closer body-fit
  • Hand made, welded pieces for maximal durability

Epic Armoury metal works products should be treated with a wax or quality acid-free vegetable oil and kept in dry storage. Metal armour containing leather parts would needs a separate maintenance for the leather. Please read the "Leather Straps and Fittings" section below for leather cleaning and maintenance using leather-care products.

Degreasing and preparing your armour for use

When you open your armour, you may be overwhelmed by the smell of grease and oil. The oil has been applied to protect your armour during storage and transport. Use a degreasing product or mineral spirits and a dry cloth or paper towels to remove all the oil from your plate armour parts. Chainmail is a bit harder to remove all the oil from the links, but it can be done in much the same way. Wipe off as much as you can with a dry cloth, and with the remaining oil, you can remove the grease from the chainmail with mineral spirits or another solvent by spraying it on the links. You can also choose to fully submerge your chainmail in a degreasing product and use your hands to agitate the metal in the solution, this will completely remove all oil and grease from your links. After removal of the oil, make sure to dry your armour thoroughly. Strong, warm sunlight is great for drying your armour, but you can also use a hairdryer or a heat gun to speed up the process. Be careful not to overheat any leather parts when using a heat gun.

Cleaning

Moisture is the enemy of armour and chainmail. If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible. After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality acid-free vegetable oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of the exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.

Rust-Prevention and Removal

Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in wax or quality acid-free vegetable oil. Epic Dark products are specially treated to resist rust, but should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage.

Leather Straps and Fittings

Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.

You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.

All prices are without vat

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