Tournament Armour with Pole and shield, Marto
Though the origin of the armour of combat goes back to the Egyptian period, developing with Greeks and Romans, the medieval armour most known, formed of plates of steel or iron, linked to each other with hooks, nuts, and nails it holds the warrior by means of straps and clasps, it started being used in Europe, infantry as equestrian, in the 14th century and reached the perfection at the end of the 15th transforming in the middle of the 16th century in a luxury vestment for the warrior, adorned and embellished with the beauties of the sculptural art and of the metallic industries. It declined notably in the 17th century as the firearms were perfected and from the 18th century they are only used as incomparable ornament of castles, palaces, museums, and all that place that wants to incorporate into its stays a nice historical recollection.
In the Royal Armoury in Madrid is kept one of the biggest and richest collections of armours in the world, and contains pieces principally of the 16th century age of Carlos I, wherefrom Marto takes his inspiration reproducing them in different sizes or scales, the materials used are very similar to the original ones, iron and steel moulded in a craft way, brocades imitating fabrics of the age, and bases of wood, giving ended to the metal ancient patina that protects its from the exterior oxidation.
- Height: approx. 200 cm
- Weight: approx. 50 kg
- Including Wooden Base
- Including Certificate of Quality and Origin
- High Quality Medieval Armor