1390s Italian Armour
Steel, brass and Velvet
Similar suit currently being made.
This suit is based on several Italian harnesses of the late 14th century. "Transitional" is the term generally used to describe armours of this time period. During the 14th century armour styles were transitioning from primarily chainmail to full plate.
Short inspirational texts from the Bible were etched into the decorative brass trim on these similar 14th century armour orders.
The "pigfaced" bascinet was a very popular type of helm in the late 14th century. This style of helmet may look a bit strange with its pointed visor and skull but it was quite a defensive improvement over the barrel shaped helmets of years prior. The pegs and loops seen around the bottom edges of these helmets are called "vervelles." These allow a leather strip to be attached to which a chainmail aventail can be sewn, better protecting the neck but allowing for easy movement.
The helmet above I antiqued over a period of a few weeks using a little science and nature.