A guide to the different types of full plate armour suits Ravencrest stocks:

Gothic armour:

Gothic armour is a German term used to describe the types of plate armour that originated in Germany and the Holy Roman Empire from the late Middle Ages (15th Century onward) and Renaissance periods. The armour provided full body protection to the wearer and was common during the 15th Century in central Europe, being influenced by Italian and English plate armour.

The Gothic style is identified by the modeled curves, fluting and ridges, designed to enhance the strength of the armour and deflect arrows. The style reached it's peak during the 1480s when it was thought to be the best produced in Europe. It's structure at this time was reminiscent of Gothic art and architecture, featuring points and ridges. A perfect example of this were the elongated sabatons worn by Medieval noblemen, inspired by the toes of footwear at the time.
As time progressed, Gothic armour took on more Italian influence and evolved into Maxamilian armour. It's style was rounder, more curved and with narrower ridges that range parallel to each other, covering the entire suit.

Churburg armour:

Whereas Gothic armour describes a style of armour typical to Europe during the 15th century, the Churburg style refers specifically to a famous full suit housed in the collection of Churburg Castle in South Tyrol. The collection is one of the most famous internationally and is still the largest privately held in Europe. The number 13 harness is one of the earliest surviving examples of a nearly complete suit, dating from approximately 1380. The armour is typical of the period when the traditional mail coat was still the main type of armour worn throughout Europe, predating the full suits, like Gothic suits, worn in the 15th Century and later.

The #13 harness is thought to be Italian in design and manufacture, originating specifically from Milan.