This infantry breastplate is made in the style of a ca. 1470 example that was made to be worn without a backplate. The placart design permits a side-to-side movement of the torso, at the same time doubling the protection over the vitals. A short fauld protects the abdomen. The breastplate is held in place by a pair of leather straps that cross in the back.
The finish shown is hammer-rough and linseed oil blackened.