A gorget is a steel collar designed to protect the throat. It is intended to protect against swords and other non-projectile weapons. Most medieval versions of gorgets were simple neck protectors that were worn under the breastplate and backplate set.
Maximum neck circumference: 57cm
Gauge: 1.6mm (16ga)
Gorgets demonstrated a very effective method of protection that´s been confirmed by extensive use. It was very habitually used as the only piece of armour during the 16th and 17th C. It was also sometimes used as a demonstration of status. Perfect to complete your 1600´s soldier outfit.
This model projects a little neck deflector for better protection and uses a belt and buckle closure.