For your viewing pleasure, yes it's my bright and shiny new 14th C jousting armour!
Custom built by our master armourers to fit me [and only me], it's made of mild steel plate approx 2mm thick. It is polished and needs constant and careful attention to prevent surface rusting. It weighs approx 35kg.
Maille fauld [skirt] is handmade by me.
I'm officially the expert in making maille now. Its made of approx 10,000 butted mild steel links and has the brass decorative edging tomake it look fancy.
My armour is almost finished, I have just got the leg harnesses and am waiting on the helm to be completed, they have modified the SCA helm I had and replaced the klapvisor with a pigfaced bascinet visor which suits the armour better. I'm waiting for the aventail to be bolted on and the padding to go inside the helm so I can wear it.
We have yet to start on the greaves for the lower leg, and they'll take a while as they are made to hug the calves.
I have just done a deal with an Aussie jouster who makes armour, he is making me some fancy 14th C hourglass gauntlets [with brass trim to match the maille skirt] and a manifer for arm protection in exchange for my Portuguese Bullfighting saddle. A pretty good trade for both of us!
All up cost so far - a frightening $4500+++
Jousting is definitely not a poor man's sport, when you take into consideration the other costs involved!
horse [mine are valued at $15K or more EACH] $15K
sundry horse gear - bridles etc $1k
display kit $2K this is the jousters gambeson [arming jacket] & horse caparisons and other decorative things we wear such as 14th C boots etc
training gear $1K or thereabouts
The list just keeps on going and going and the upkeep on the horses is pretty steep too.
But its great fun!