Roman Armour, Roman Armor and Armour Sets

As a military power, the Romans had considerable strength. Intense training made their formal military quite strong, and that strength was only augmented by good equipment, like their armour. As a line of defense, Roman armour is quite spectacular, offering up a distinctive look that is quite unforgettable. And now, you can acquire some Roman armour for yourself just by doing a bit of shopping here at Dark Knight Armoury. The lorica segmentata is the most commonly known Roman armour. Made from bands of iron, this armour was the most protective and was used from about the 9th century B.C. to around the 3rd century A.D. Roman soldiers also commonly wore mail, although the look of the lorica, in either iron, steel, or leather, is far more iconic. Romans also favored muscle armour, just as the Greeks did, thanks to its impressive design. Gladiators also were given pieces of armour, as much for protection as to keep the fights interesting and entertaining. Gladiators traditionally wore a combination of leather and metal, with prominent protectors being the manica for the arms and pauldrons for the shoulders, as well as greaves for the legs. Dark Knight Armoury carries variations of all of these Roman armours, so that when you build your own Roman warrior look, you can build it exactly how you want, with all the right pieces of authentic armour.
Blond Plumed Roman Centurion Armour Set
ED8157
A select number of distinguished Roman officers known as Centurions were so-named because they originally were in control of units of 100 men. The historical Roman Centurion Armour Display comes complete with stand, helm, and segmentata.
Price: $589.00
Brass Gladiator Neck Guard
AH-6222B
Gladiators typically did not wear a lot of armor, as it tended to make the fight more risky and therefore, more exciting. Many gladiators went into battle wearing minimal armor, including something like this Brass Gladiator Neck Guard.
Price: $117.00
Brass Gladiator Scaled Arm Guard
AH-6234B
The armor a gladiator wore often depended on their type, although a more common piece of gladiatorial armor was this Brass Gladiator Scaled Arm Guard. This protector offers the defense of metal armor in a rather lightweight package.
Price: $171.00
Brass Lorica Squamata
AH-6163
A serious Greek or Roman warrior needs a full set of protection. This Brass Lorica Squamata is the perfect start to your armored appearance, giving you an added layer of defense between your body and the implements of your enemy.
Price: $1,247.00
Brass Praetorian Greaves
AH-6123
In Ancient Rome, members of the Praetorian Guard were often immediately recognizable. Not only was their position one of power, but they were a noble corps, wearing the finest armor, including pieces like these Brass Praetorian Greaves.
Price: $396.00
Brass Scale Armor
AH-6161B
Popular in Greek and Roman warrior cultures, scale armor consists of brass pieces layered together to create an effective suit of armor. This Brass Scale Armor is an authentic piece of protective gear for your warrior ensemble.
Price: $1,012.00
Centurion Leather Body Armour
DK5001
This attractive harness provides full frontal and rear torso protection. Our Centurion Armour has a classic Roman Style making this perfect for Roman soldiers, gladiators, centurions, and even praetorian guards!
Price: $220.00
Cuirass And Vambraces Of The Spaniard
880016
From the movie Gladiator we bring you Armor of the Spaniard. The cuirass has all leather construction with adjustable straps. The vambrace and wrist strap are leather. Vambrace features adjustable leather lacing, so one size fits most.
Price: $236.00
Early Roman Officers Armour Set
ED8155
Early armor of Rome was influenced heavily by earlier Greek armour, and it would not be unusual to see early Roman armies wearing armour and helmets similar to those worn by the soldiers of Greece and Gaul.
Price: $537.70
Gladiator Front And Back Plate
AH-6221B
Not all gladiators entered into the arena with limited armor. Some, like the secutor gladiator, would have worn heavy armor like this Gladiator Front and Back Plate, all with the intention of making the fight more entertaining.
Price: $158.00
Gladiator Leather Segmentata Arm Guard
AH-6231R
Some gladiators wore very little armor, choosing instead to go into the arena carrying their given weapon, limited clothing, and this Gladiator Leather Segmentata Arm Guard, preferring to rely on offense to grant them victory.
Price: $113.00
Gladiator Leather Segmentata Left Arm Guard
AH-6231L
Some gladiators wore very little armor, choosing instead to go into the arena carrying their given weapon, limited clothing, and this Gladiator Leather Segmentata Left Arm Guard, preferring to rely on offense to grant them victory.
Price: $126.00
Gladiator Padded Arm Guard
AH-6231P
Not all armor is made of leather and metal. The gladiators, particularly, were known for wearing cloth armor, like this Gladiator Padded Arm Guard, to provide a degree of protection while still preserving the warriors agility.
Price: $75.00
Gladiator Pauldron
DK5102
Our leather Gladiator Pauldron is intentionally sold individually and not as a pair because Gladiators wore armor on the arm that was not using a sword. Pair this pauldron with any of our Roman armor for a great gladiator ensemble.
Price: $36.00
Gladiator Scaled Leather Arm Guard
AH-6234L
The armor a gladiator wore often depended on their type, although a more common piece of gladiatorial armor was this Gladiator Scaled Leather Arm Guard. This protector offers a modicum of defense, while also being quite lightweight.
Price: $152.00
Iron Gladiator Shoulder Guard
AH-6235I
If, as a gladiator, you are going to protect something, it might as well be your neck and sword-arm, since losing either of those might cost you the match! This Iron Gladiator Shoulder Guard is hardy enough to protect both!
Price: $72.00
Iron Scale Armor
AH-6162
Scale armor became a popular style among several different cultures, most notably Greek and Roman. No matter which warrior style you choose, the Iron Scale Armor is an authentic way to stay protected during your battle reenactment.
Price: $706.00
Leather Gladiator Greaves
DK5201
Similar to the greaves worn by Russell Crowe in the movie Gladiator, these leather greaves are made of thick armor grade, 13/15 oz. leather and have two buckles in the back for securing them on to your legs.
Price: $69.00
Leather Lorica Segmentata
AH-3851L
The Leather Lorica Segmentata is the classic armor that is pictured whenever the common person pictures a Roman soldier. This armor features a look that is every-bit as protective as a series of interlocked leather plates appears.
Price: $356.00
Leather Lorica Segmentata
DK5004
Our leather Lorica Segmenta gives you the chance to own Roman armor without the weight, and at a great price. Our Lorica Segmentata is made from medium weight 7/8 oz. (LARP Grade) leather and is available in black or brown.
Price: $250.00
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