[Back to Main Armour Page]




Early 15th Century Italian Pauldrons



Finished July 30, 2015




        This is based on the statue of 'Orlando' in Dubrovnik by Bonino of Milan from 1413. A picture of the statue can be seen in The Venetian Empire, 1200-1670 (Men-at-Arms Series, Volume 210) by David Nicolle, Christopher Rothero (Illustrator); 48 pages; Paperback (July 1989) Stackpole Books; ISBN: 0850458994
        You can also see a similar effigy on the Tomb of Giovanni Cose of Naples from 1418 in the Louvre. A picture of this appears in "The Sanctuary of the Madonna delle Grazie with notes on the evolution of Italian armour during the 15th century." by James G. Mann printed in "Archaeologia" Journal of The Society of Antiquaries of London 1930 Vol.80 pages 117-142. The picture is Figure 2 on Plate XXIII.
       This is sized for someone between who's height is 5'8"/172cm to 6'2"/188cm and who's weight is 200lbs./91kg to 225lbs./102Kg.
       This is made from 0.032"/21ga/0.8mm 4130 steel for the lames and 0.040"/19ga/1.0mm 4130 for the shoulder cops. The steel has been heat treated to a Rc48 hardness. The brass is 0.032"/20ga/0.8mm half hard 260 brass. From what I've seen the plates should resist denting as well as unhardened 304 stainless steel 3 times the thickness.




Finished June 11, 2013




       This is sized for someone between who's height is 5'8"/172cm to 6'2"/188cm and who's weight is 200lbs./91kg to 225lbs./102Kg.
       This is made from 0.035"/20ga/0.9mm 17-7ph stainless steel heat treated to condition TH1050. The brass is 0.050"/16ga/1.3mm half hard 260 brass. From what I've seen the plates should resist denting as well as unhardened 304 stainless steel 2.5 times the thickness.






Latest Patterns



CAD DXF file of the patterns for the plates. You can use this file to machine cut the metal plates.
pauldrons_early_15thC_plates.dxf
pauldrons_early_15thC_brass_trim.dxf
pauldrons_early_15thC_hardware.dxf
pauldrons_early_15thC_stop_rib_blank.dxf
pauldrons_early_15thC_leather_straps.dxf


       The left pauldron's outside strap is 6.75" long and has holes at .50", 2.75", 4.75", 6.25". The left pauldron's center strap is 7.75" long and has holes at 0.50", 3.00", 5.50", and 7.25". The right pauldrons outside strap is 7.25" long and has holes at .50", 3.00", 5.25", and 6.75" . The right pauldron's center strap is 8.25" long and has holes at 0.50", 3.50", 6.00", and 7.75".




Documentation


Name: Orlando
Dating: 1413
Location: Stradun, Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik-Neretva, Croatia

Name: Giovanni Cossa
Dating: 1418
Location: Santa Caterina de Pise, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy





[Back to Main Armour Page]


Copyright 2013   Craig W. Nadler   All rights reserved