BRITISH WWI BODY ARMOUR.
A highly unusual model that we have never encountered before being a British made four plate body armour, which is attached to its own mid tan leather waistcoat. The leather is in the typical colour of leather used for Royal Flying Corps coats and flying helmets. Multi lozenge stitched, complete with shoulder buttons for ease of putting on with two side adjustable waist straps. The waistcoat is fully lined in a heavy twill cotton, complete with its original machine woven label reading ‘FRONT 0/W CUIRASS’ with a registered number ‘642998’. Each of the four plates measuring 15cm x 36cm and are convex to fit the shape of a human body, the plates are then riveted to the leather waistcoat. A very rare body armour.
Code: 71256 Price: 1750.00 GBP