Superbly reproduced from a fine and rare original in the Tower of London Armouries with supervision and critique by the Tower staff. Production was allowed only after the last of a succession of prototypes was perfect in every detail. Produced by Crusader Reproduction Armour Company of Birstall W. Yorkshire from November 1976 and briefly thereafter. Exact number made is unknown to us, but an internet search failed to produce a single example. These are so faithful that an example was offered in one of the four major arms auction houses as genuine and another included as a modern reproduction-unheard of but for these. Fully functional, of course, and advertised as wearable. Preserved with a light surface patina as made and accompanied by its original mount.