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Late 15th c. German harness for a child - R-47-left-angle Late 15th c. German harness for a child - R-47-left Late 15th c. German harness for a child - R-47-right-angle Late 15th c. German harness for a child - TomGothicFirstTryFront2 Late 15th c. German harness for a child - TomGothicFirstTryLeftAngle2 Late 15th c. German harness for a child - TomGothicFirstTryRightAngle2 Late 15th c. German harness for a child - TomSuitsAtTheArtMuseum Late 15th c. German harness for a child - TomAndWadeAtTheArtMuseum

Late 15th c. German harness for a child 1490

Armor made for a child as a Halloween costume. After it was used by the owner it was used in a photo shoot for a cover for "Sports Illustrated for Kids" from the 1990's which included articles on protective equipment for sports. A full armor with accessories. Armor consists of: Salade, bevor, 3 piece arms with besagews, fingered gauntlets, cuirass with fauld and tassets, cuisses with poleynes, greaves and sollerets. Accessories included arming garment with attached mail voiders and skirt, sword, halbard, buckler, jousting targe, shield, spurs a stand for the armor and stand for the accessories. Original stands lost over the years. Designed to be an example of a German "gothic" full armor. Probably the most complete armor panoply made for a child in modern times. Images without the helmet show the first test fit of the armor on a new stand after it was cleaned to remove the rust that formed in storage after it was returned from the photo shoot. The salade was initially thought to be lost, but it was later found and restored to the armour.

Armor, mail and accessories made by Tom Justus. Main gauntlet plates by Wade Allen. Arming garment by Tracy Justus.

Made 1994-1995.

Exhibited as part of a display of reproduction armor at the North Carolina Museum of Art along with Three other armors and 6 helmets. Two armors made by Tom, two by Wade. Three helmets by Tom, two by Wade and one from the collaboration between Wade and Aaron Toman.




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