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SPES Plastron Level 2, 800N
SPES Plastron Level 2, 800N


 
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HEMA Plastron Level 2 is a type of plastron with a larynx guard, dedicated for HEMA. We recommend it to coaches, beginners, and HEMAists who want to increase the level of their protection. This HEMA chest guard is completely made of materials with 800N puncture resistance, and its inner layer is made of cushioning 3D netting.


The collar has a bladecatcher which stops the blade from getting under fabric. It also has amortization in the form of cushioning foam. The Larynx guard in this HEMA plastron meets the requirements of larynx protection defined in some tournament rules.


There is also an ECO-leather pocket in the front of this plastron for additional strengthening foam which absorbs hit impact. This solution gives an option of modifying the level of protection in the front part. Regardless of the presence of additional covers, this HEMA guard always keeps 800N puncture resistance.


This plastron is fastened on the back with 4 buckles. Each belt has a regulation, which makes our HEMA gear adjustable, fitting different users.

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HEMA Plastron Level 2 is a type of plastron with larynx guard, dedicated for HEMA. We recommend it to coaches, beginners, and HEMAists who want to increase the level of their protection. This HEMA chest guard is completely made of materials with 800N puncture resistance, and its inner layer is made of cushioning 3D netting.

The collar has a bladecatcher which stops the blade from getting under fabric. It also has amortization in form of cushioning foam. Larynx guard in this HEMA plastron meets the requirements of larynx protection defined in some tournament rules.

There is also an ECO-leather pocket in the front of this plastron for additional strengthening foam which absorbs hit impact. This solution gives an option of modifying the level of protection in the front part. Regardless the presence of additional covers, this HEMA guard always keeps 800N puncture resistance.

This plastron is fastened on back with 4 buckles. Each belt has a regulation, which makes our HEMA gear adjustable, fitting different users.

HEMA Plastron Level 2 is part of a set including also a HEMA Padded Skirt Level 2. Plastron is recommended especially for long sword duels, when torso is exposed for very strong shoves.

History of a chest protector and its purpose
Plastron is used as outer torso protector amortizing hits. Its name derives from Old-Italian word piastrone, meaning breastplate. As you may know, it’s a front part of cuirass, protecting a torso of a user. In ancient times cuirass was made of materials like hardened leather. Greeks, but later also Romans, casted cuirasses with image of musculature. In Middle Ages such chest protectors were worn usually on chain armor or as part of plate armor.

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5 of 5 It's a great fit! September 8, 2021
Reviewer: Holly Elizabeth from Wisconsin, United States  
I love the way that it fits, even though I have a rather small build. The neck is a bit to get used to but that's only because I'm not used to wearing that type of gear. I was also told I didn't have to wear a Goulet because of the neck protector and sword catch.

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1 of 5 Unknown September 14, 2020
Reviewer: Jason HOOVER from CAPE CORAL, FL United States  
Apparently SPES is moving so I cant review what I don't have yet. Ite been 7 weeks so hopefully I will get them soon.

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4 of 5 Plastron August 12, 2020
Reviewer: Brandon Foat from Minneapolis, MN United States  
This is a good plastron for the price. I intend to add a piece of rough-side-out leather to the front, as the synthetic leather is a bit slippery, and it tends to send thrusts toward the armpits if students are off with hand position. Padding works very well, and the sword catcher is substantial and sturdy. Very comfortable in the summer heat.

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5 of 5 June 3, 2020
Reviewer: Matthew Bly from Vancouver , WA United States  


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5 of 5 Great protection. April 26, 2020
Reviewer: James Stamper from Eau Claire, WI  
Used them for the first time today.  My kids took turns wearing them and were well protected and we were able to keep going longer because they didn't overheat in a gambeson.  They worked great against thrusts and the light sparring we were doing.  If you add it to a gambeson, it would be hard to tell if you got hit.  You'd almost have to have someone else watching to let you know.  

Great product.

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