From the William Fagan Ltd. Collection

Peascod form which was fashionable at the time with medial ridge terminating in an abdominal protrusion. The upper edge rolled with double line chevron chiseled decoration below. Beveled edge gussets. The lower flared for a fauld. The right with double holes to mount a lance rest. 18” greatest dimension. 11 ¾” height standing on the base flare. Weight reflection its place in the evolution of firearm effectiveness. The surface is mostly smooth with isolated pitting in patches. Struck with three musket ball impacts and two other smaller impacts, perhaps pistol or glancing shots, or perhaps hammer strikes. This breastplate served through the late 16th century and almost certainly through the Thirty Years War (1618-48). In all, as much as 60 years service during which the effectiveness of gunpowder and the proliferation of firearms increased dramatically. It originally would have served a lancer, likely a knight, able to defend against the edged and percussion weapons of the late century. The bullet impacts (not to be confused with musket ball proofs) surely date well into the 17th century.

Stock Number: FNS9690

$3,400.00

or $283.33 for 12 months. (How?)

What's included?

Like this? Share it with your friends!

Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.

GERMAN BREASTPLATE C.1580

Extended Payment Plans

Faganarms offers two types of payment plans to help you purchase this special piece for your collection.

Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

Pay just $850.00 today with 3 additional monthly payments of $850.00.

Extended Payment Plan (12 Months)

For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 12 equal monthly payments, with the first months payment being required as a deposit.

Pay just $283.33 today with 11 additional monthly payments of $283.33.

All payment plans are extended as a courtesy to our customers with no interest or fees.
It's important that the payment schedule be followed. Your order will be shipped upon receipt of final payment.

Learn More

You have questions? We have answers.

We want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase, and we will do anything we can to make sure of it.
If you have any questions, please let us know, and we'll be happy to assist you.