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Teach me about the differences between Gothic and Milanese plate harness of the 15th century.
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>where milanese elbow cops are open, gothic ones are joined
>where milanese plate was generally sparingly fluted, gothic plate at its peak was almost entirely fluted
>where milanese plate is oversized around the torso and arms, gothic plate is still rounded but much slimmer
>gothic gauntlets are usually well articulated and form-fitting, while milanese gauntlets are more reminiscent of hourglass gauntlets
>bevors not prominently worn with milanese plate, unlike gothic plate
>liberal application of rivets on gothic plate, seen sparingly on milanese, especially with one-three piece milanese pauldrons, while gothic pauldrons are partially reminiscent of spaulders
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>>524832

Think of the differences between a sportscar and a cathedral.

One has lots of big, smooth, sweeping panels. The other has lots of details and spikes.

Same with armour.

Although this guy did a great job of describing it on a more technical level >>525206
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>>524832

Gothic armor was designed to protect the user from him or herself, particulary the arms and wrists.
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>>524832
another question, was every man at arm in 15th century Europe wearing plate, or could some only afford chainmail?
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>>529858

By the 15th century, yes, they'd be mainly wearing plate, with some mail elements. By that point, mail was actually more expensive than plate.
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>>529858
Not all plate was created equal. Even though most wore plate by the mid 15th century, not everyone had polished white, blue, black, or gold inlaid plate. Many poorer met at arms, mercenaries, and knights wore painted plate because they wanted to stand out but couldn't afford a good blue job, polish job, or whatever (one of the largest costs in making plate was the polish or blue job).
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>>528060
>him or herself
>herself
Are there actually any known suits of Gothic armor made for women?
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>>529914
No.
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have a photo of Milanese Gothic (AKA "Alla Tedesca" Export harnesses from the Milanese and Brescian workshops.)

(Ex-Klingbeil collection, composite harness C 1480. Backplate, gauntlets, and some parts of the lower canons are german, 15th C, the Sallet, Bevor and besagews are 19th century.)

Because some historians want the world to burn.
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>>530046
another, Royal Armouries II.168.

Composite, Brescian maker's mark, late 15th C.
Main cuirass was formerly part of the collection of the Count von Matsch, Churburg, north Italy.
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>>529914
Nope he was just trying to bring 21 century PC into the mix.
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>>529900
To make clear how expensive a polish was, if you wanted an top-tier polish, a polish could be eight times more expensive than the suit of armour itself
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>>532615
>>528060
>PC

He is making a joke about Goths (you know the modern kind of gothic) cutting their wrists you imbecile, not everything is about your culturewar
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>>524832
How do spannish plate-armours come into this picture?
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