Edward “Ned” Kelly was an Australian bushranger, outlaw, gang leader and convicted police murderer. One of the last bushrangers, he is known for wearing a suit of bulletproof armour during his final shootout with the police.
One can also imagine what they would be like to wear: the metallic sounds and lack of peripheral vision; the heavyweight and upright, stiff-gaited walk they impose. The hard, metallic, not-quite-human exterior seems to predict the androids of the future. They were the Superman suits of the Dark Ages.
Vintage World Australia has a carefully curated collection of reproduction historical armours and helmets. We’re a little obsessed with them! We ensure that each piece is handcrafted to premium quality and that they authentically represent the original’s suits. In all, this suit weighs over 30kg and comes securely mounted on a wooden stand for display.
All armour products are made of mild steel, which eventually will get rusted as it comes in contact with damp air, rust/corrosion marks appearing makes it look, old, used and authentic.
DISCLAIMER: All products on our website are reproductions, inspired by vintage and antique designs and made to closely match the originals. Each item is handmade by master artisans using often centuries old techniques and traditions. As they are handcrafted, no two items will be identical. Some natural variations and imperfections are inherent in the materials and construction processes used, making each item truly unique. In regards to our armour sets and warrior helmets, each item is made by hand using the same techniques that were used hundreds of years ago to make the original pieces. As such, these pieces naturally come in slightly different colours and sizes, and with some natural, unavoidable scratches and embellishments. These differences make these reproductions even more authentic, as no two sets of original armour were ever the same.