A knight’s armour must be strong enough to protect him from the powerful blow of lance, sword or bodkin while still being flexible enough to enable him to sit firmly in the saddle atop his charging warhorse. On foot, a knight's harness must allow him to fight vigorously with sword or pollaxe and, if necessary, re-mount his horse. Few armorers today have the requisite knowledge or skill to reproduce fifteenth-century armour that even approaches historical standards.
Unfortunately, an overwhelming number of poorly-crafted armours saturate the marketplace. They are often ill-fitted to the buyer, which only serves to perpetuate the myth that medieval armor was overly cumbersome and almost impossible to wear. Visit almost any Renaissance Fair and you will likely encounter an army of self-professed experts who still swear that knights had to be winched onto their horses and were unable to rise if pushed over in battle.
Knyghtly Armes uses high-quality harnesses reproduced from historical examples using tempered spring steel with a high carbon content.