Every piece of armour sold through this category is manufactured in the historic region of Bohemia and Moravia (Czech Republic) and in other European countries where the craft of medieval armour plate making has a very long and proud tradition. Suits of armour, gauntlets, helmets, cuirasses or other parts of plate armour are custom-made to suit your requitements. This is possible because our Wulflund team cooperates directly with our armour makers. Our direct and trusted relationships with armourers results in competitive prices that we offer to you.
Our armour is fully usable for reenacting (battle ready), it is not just a household decoration. As the armour is custom-made some patience whilst it is forged would be appreciated, for example it takes about 2 - 4 weeks to manufacture a custom helmet. It is essential for us to know all measurements (eg even your head circumference across the forehead). Please contact our knowlegeable team who will guide you through the process to provide you with a bespoke suit of armour, helmet or shield that you require.
Materials used include steel plate, brass or bronze. We also use iron, softer steel and copper rivets. Quality leather straps and period correct buckles are standard.
Plate thickness: 1.0 mm, 1.5 mm and 2 mm (Note: if your requirements are outside of this range please provide us with the details to ensure a truly bespoke service).
Historical Helmets - Celtic Helmets (Iron Age Helmets), Roman and Greek Helmets, Viking and Norman Helmets, Medieval Helmets (sallets, pig face basinet helmets, visor helmets, pot helmets etc), Hussar Helmets (Winged Hussars of Poland), Japanese Helmets, helmets with riveted chainmail aventails and more.
Helmets are usually made of sheet steel with a thickness of 1.0mm, 1.5mm or 2 mm plate. 80% of the population fits into the periphery 58cm to 60 cm head circumference, but we attempt to maintain a healthy stock of all sizes of all helmets. Helmets are made to order, so take advantage of this option and let us know your head dimensions, in accordance with the figure. Always include the exact circumference of your head and information about what you will wear underneath the helmet (eg. padded cap). If you do not already own padding, we can recommend a padded arming cap to order from our menu.
Helmets require similar care as swords, chainmail etc. After battle keep them in a dry area and keep lightly oiled.
If you don't want to buy full suit of armour now, you can do it step by step. For this purpose we have opened our category of Armor Parts.
Steel Gauntlets, Greaves, Iron Vambraces, Gorgets, Pauldrons, Couters, Tassets, Breastplates, Poleyns (for knees), Cuisse, Besagews, Lance Rests and more.
This category gives you an opportunity to buy quality leather armour (Viking, Medieval, Renaissance re-enactment or Fantasy/LARP). We have a large offer of bracers that can be hand-carved (also custom-made to match a picture that you may wish to send us by email) or decorated by different stones or talismans. For example: we produce leather swordsman's gloves with arm protectors to suit Viking reenactors.
Gambesons, padded trousers, padded gauntlets (gloves) etc.
We have a selection of suits of armour or individual pieces (helmets, cuirasses, bracers, protection for hands and legs, etc.) for medieval contact fighting (HMB, Buhurt/melee). Each customer has specific requirements for protection and historical accuracy, so just consider the products we already offer as a starting point: we will gladly take orders for bespoke pieces.
Our Chain Mail Armour (maille, often written as chain mail or chain maille) belongs to the custom made products category. Our offer of maille comprises: chain mail shirt - hauberk, chain mail coif, chain mail gorget and rings/rivets.
Are you interested in living history? Yes? Try our Celtic or Viking shields which are our top products, that are in possesion by for example University of Sorbona. For Historical Medieval Battles (HMB) fighters there are metal (iron or steel) gothic battle-ready shields. We also offer fully functional wooden gothic and viking re-enactment shields, iron shield bosses or other leather-covered wooden shields (for example - Roman gladiator shields).
Iron and wooden battle ready Medieval shields, painted decorative shields, Viking round shields, pavises, wooden Shields and fist shields.
JV Armoury is considered by many people as one of the most professional armouries in the Czech Republic and also in Europe. In present times there are really very few armourers who are specialized in authentic production using the old times methods. Technologies of cold-working and heat-forging are used. Steel plates are bent and not hammered into "bowls", so the thickness of the material is maintained. All helmets and armour parts are custom made and we respect the customer's specific requirements. After placing an order you will be informed how to measure the required size, and we will agree on all details incl. delivery times. Production of JV armoury is limited, and an emphasis on the best quality is paramount. Material is 1-3 mm thick.
Medieval Decorative Armour (Gothic Armours), Steel Functional Suits of Armor (Battle Ready Armour) and Roman Muscle Armour.
Quality equipment for the little ones. You can easily find a paper helmet for your little warrior but what about something not so common? A helmet made using similar methods as real replicas but made from aluminium–copper alloys, handcrafted in the Czech Republic.