|mid 15c Italian arms|
In the mid 15c Italian armourers had taken from, fit and function of armour to a level never seen before. Not only did the armour leave minimum gaps but it also did so in ways that didn't impede movement and flowed with smooth natural lines.
This set of arms is not based of any particular original set but borrows the main characteristics of the majority of pieces from the time.
The deep pointed cops had to be raised to attain the shaping and depth needed. The left fan has a reinforce plate on its upper surface that was common with Italian armours as that is the surface most likely to be struck while jousting or fighting on horse back. For their size the fan does very little to reduce the movement of ones arm while wearing it. The right arm has a smaller fan but has a large reinforce that attaches over it that is intended for jousting or horse back use. This reinforce acted like a shield would have a few decades earlier.