Kasten-Burst Armor

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By Crusader1307

Deriving from the early 15th Century Germany, Kasten-Burst means "Box-Shaped" - which was the description of this type of armor. Similar in someways to Demi-Armor, (in that they were designed in one-piece). Kasten Armor consisted of Helmet, Cuirass, Gauntlets and Skirt (all metal). Made mostly for Nobility, only one known example is still in existence. Many Period paintings and illustrations from Germany feature Kasten-Burst armor.