This beautiful 14th-century brigandine is directly inspired by the famous Kusnacht Brigandine found in a Switzerland Castle. It is one of the most well-known 14th-century Brigandines and also one of the most popular nowadays, both in medieval tournaments and battlefields but also in Behourd and jousting.
And there is little question why because the clever design of the original that we have been directly emulating offers an extremely high level of protection and utmost mobility. All the plates overlap each other allowing the brigandine to diffuse any impact on the torso of the fighter in an efficient way because every single plate that is struck by an impact actually overlaps on other plates which really allows the diffusion of any blow, and allows incredible mobility at the same time; even doing a high kick in that kind of brigandine is totally possible! You would really appreciate the great range of motion that the overlapping chest plates allow you to do. Even using a longsword or a polearm will really be a pleasure in that kind of equipment.