The 17th century Hussarian Armor was a symbol of the Polish Sarmatiam spirit and utilized the best characteristics of Western and Oriental armors. This full sized replica Hussarian Winged Suit of Armor with Helmet is heavily decorated with the characteristic brass rosettes, medallions, trims and knobs, enriched by a motif of pearl. The Hussar armor has a wonderful effect of lightness, which was very misleading to the enemy, achieved by rounded edges of the layers of pauldrons and cuirasses, breast and back plates, cuisses, and the magnificent helmet inlaid with velvet. It is assumed by historians that the regiments who used this armor took part in the Vienna Victory by King Jan III Sobieski in 1683. Each of the steel pieces are hand-hammered on a wooden stump and linked together by leather straps.
Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the charging Polish Hussars (Husaria), also known as the Winged Horsemen, were a primary part of the Polish Army; first developed as a formation of light cavalry, then later transformed into heavy cavalry. They have been described as 'one of the most spectacular soldiers in the world'. Up until the 18th century, the Polish Hussars were notoriously the elite unit of the Commonwealth.
Metal parts require periodic polishing.
Stands over approx. 6'3" tall with the wooden stand.
Weights approx. 45 lb.
This is a decorative item, however, it may become a dangerous weapon if used incorrectly. Keep away from children.
This is custom order; please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery. There are no returns on custom orders.