|POLISH WINGED HUSSAR ARMOR
|A Brief History Of Polish Hussar Armor
Polish Hussar armor evolved in the 16th and 17th centuries to
be light, strong and very articulate, not to mention beautiful.
Occasionally, hussars and their armor have been misinterpreted
by some Western historians as a throwback to older periods.
Actually, they were a direct result of the development of the
modern armies and firepower of the time. The Polish and
Lithuanian hussars used speed, shock, super long lances, skill
and bravery to crush their opponents, whether they were
Eastern horsemen or the Western infantry.
Polish hussar armor was constantly evolving.
Starting in the late 16th cen. with 'anima' breast plates over mail
shirts to the highly ornate 'classical' style armor of the mid 17th
century. By the end of the century hussar armor becomes
lighter and simpler. At the higher end of the spectrum was
'Karacena' scale armor, worn in the late 17th and early 18th
century by the wealthiest of noble officers.
Our Polish Hussar Armor
Each piece of our armor is unique and custom made. Just as
armorers did 400 years ago, I use heavy gauge steel on the
breast plate and light gauge steel on the rest of the armor. Each
piece is riveted together in the traditional way and adorned with
brass scalloped trim.
Contact me for a quote on a whole suit and wings, or you can
just buy one piece at a time, whatever fits your budget.
Click Here To Send Orders Or Email to Polish Hussar Supply
I have references for a dozen different variations of Polish
Let me custom make you a suit of hussar armor from the early
years of the hussars (late 1500's) or the more classical type
(mid 1600's), or armor with Sarmatian influences from the late
1600's and early 1700's.
A full kit includes:
Gorget neck collar
Set of shoulder Paldron
Set of Karwasz arm guards
One Wing or two
Leopard skin cloak
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I made this suit and wings for Karl at
Blades of Glory, a Canadian
educational and entertainment
|Hussar backplate and wing brackets.
|Scott from WI. This suit with it's
curved wings is modeled from the
late 17th century.
|I made Casey in NJ a
suit of winged
hussar armor from
the mid to late 17th
|My good friend in Warsaw,
Bartosz, with a late 16th/
early 17th century Anima
style hussar breast plate.
|Ryszard from CT in one of my
first suits of hussar armor back
in 2004 while at an event at
Historic Jamestown, VA.
|Here is a sample of the hussar breastplates I
create. You'll find helmets and other elements
of hussar armor on the 'More Armor' page.
|Hussar wing sets
|Anima armor with it's multiple
'lames' or bands of steel from the
late 16th and early 17th century.
|Hussar armor from the 'classical'
mid 17th century was commonly
decorated with religious symbols of
our Catholic faith.