Adam Savage Inspects a $500 Suit of Armor!

In Adam's ongoing obsession with historical armor, he checks out what a $500 suit of armor purchased on Etsy looks like and how its build quality compares with the armor he's made for himself. From helmet to gauntlet, let's unbox this suit together and see exactly what you can get for the price!

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  1. Gentlemen's club holy edition

    Gentlemen's club holy edition

    پیش 11 روز

    If you like armour you should check this out,

  2. Martinho Ramos

    Martinho Ramos

    پیش 11 روز

    From an historical armour enthusiast... This is too good a video to pass.

  3. Rao Saleem

    Rao Saleem

    پیش 15 روز

    Sir I am manufacturer armour suite and shield captain america and other matal shield best quality please sir contact me

    • Rao Saleem

      Rao Saleem

      پیش 14 روز

      I am manufacturer

  4. Morning Dusk

    Morning Dusk

    پیش 15 روز

    Did... did Adam Savage make the same joke as Kids Next Door, that women can wear Battle Ready Armor?

  5. Invictus Dominus

    Invictus Dominus

    پیش 16 روز

    Me watching this: Cringing through the video like: That armor looks horrible...... Not historical at all. Cheap crap what that "armor" is xD

  6. Chokyo


    پیش 18 روز

    Love how he just builds an armor stand in the middle of the video. Thats how you know he got a good workshop

  7. Michael Wolfe

    Michael Wolfe

    پیش 19 روز

    Some experiment Adam did in the past is slowly turning him into a cockatiel.

  8. John Harrington

    John Harrington

    پیش 20 روز

    There has been many a men’s armor on Etsy for some time. I really like the crusader armor. DEUS VULT!

  9. Brandon Viernes

    Brandon Viernes

    پیش 20 روز

    Looks cool! I think it was worth it

  10. Elaine Ekberg

    Elaine Ekberg

    پیش 21 روز

    The armor you need right now is the the Armor of God! Wake up!

  11. Aesir Metalwyrks The D

    Aesir Metalwyrks The D

    پیش 21 روز

    Definitely made in India. Adam you need one of my helmets.

  12. 04900 04900

    04900 04900

    پیش 21 روز

    Tardis Box

  13. Alex Parry

    Alex Parry

    پیش 21 روز


  14. Hulkhogan503


    پیش 22 روز

    That’s why it was so cheap armor from India is not good the best armor is from the Ukraine

  15. RM T

    RM T

    پیش 22 روز

    Is this my favorite sci fi gun, M41a puls rifle .....nice

  16. Tyler Stone

    Tyler Stone

    پیش 22 روز

    So it's $500 for a DIY set of armor, basically. I almost wish that they just sold me the steel tubing that they used, precut and unriveted. Would save the effort of grinding off all those rivets to redo it. I'm curious how much effort it ends up taking to make it fit, because looking at it from the perspective of someone who knows armor pretty well: that suit is ROUGH

  17. Christophe


    پیش 22 روز

    Adam "it's a shield holder for tournaments" every medieval reenactment hobbyist: "what about it being on the wrong side for a shield and more a lance rest?" Adam you should improve your knowledge of medieval armour... It would be amazing to see you talk with someone who knows what he speaks about, like Tobias Capwell, or Jason, from modern history TV

  18. Howard Koutney

    Howard Koutney

    پیش 22 روز

    We wound up with a very similar one for an event that fell through. Client wanted a Knight in armor and a Maiden. Gig fell through though. Oh fits in with our décor. lol

  19. Chris Gilman

    Chris Gilman

    پیش 23 روز

    Please put the Gorget, under the cuirass.

  20. M0bb-1


    پیش 23 روز

    so a force field you say?.... lol

  21. Kristian Neitsch

    Kristian Neitsch

    پیش 23 روز

    Shouldn't the breastplate be in two parts (breastplate and plackart) for movement?

  22. Rebecca Putman

    Rebecca Putman

    پیش 23 روز

    Whoever built this, if they see your video, they're going to be over the moon at your compliments. :)

    • Rebecca Putman

      Rebecca Putman

      پیش 22 روز

      @Nick Horvath You're probably not wrong.

    • Nick Horvath

      Nick Horvath

      پیش 22 روز

      Whoever built this can't afford internet. Whoever sold it, that's another story.

  23. Exhumed


    پیش 23 روز

    Adam was born in a armor suit as a baby. 😆

  24. Tyrantatheart


    پیش 23 روز

    As a former armourer, I can honestly say that I’ve never made anything for as little as $500, let alone a full suit. Yes, this armour is at the low end of the quality scale but, I can honestly say, I’ve seen far worse sold for much more. While this may be a descent purchase for use as a set rental, I think might feel reluctant to shell out the cash for it due to the potential slave labor that may have gone into its construction. Even with machine stamped pieces, it’s difficult for me to imagine how they kept the selling cost down to $500.

  25. Timothy Thornton

    Timothy Thornton

    پیش 24 روز

    This style of armour is English civil war Roundhead armour mostly worn by officers and commanders for show. The ranks would wear maybe only wear the breastplate. Oliver Cromwell is pictured mostly wearing this type of armour. There are several examples in the great Hall of Edinburgh Castle.

  26. Erik Ungman

    Erik Ungman

    پیش 24 روز

    First of all, there is no such thing as female armour in history. It is just armour. Second, this may sound cheap and too good to be true and it definitely is. The shape and length of the cuirass is completely wrong so you won't get that to fit unless you have a very long torso. The pauldrons are shaped wrong so you will never get the articulation to work properly. The helmet and gauntlets are abominations. Sure, it is 500 bucks and if you have no interest in actual armour it may look nice in the living room. To get an armourer to fit this to you and make it work as intended... Add a zero to the original price and they may still not take the work on.

  27. brujaja Aknot Wrought

    brujaja Aknot Wrought

    پیش 24 روز

    WOW, all that for $500? With those brass rosettes on the leather, and the badass arm articulation? You got a hell of a deal.

    • Erik Ungman

      Erik Ungman

      پیش 24 روز

      "bad articulation" There, I fixed it for you.

  28. Mat Naylor

    Mat Naylor

    پیش 25 روز

    There's some serious skilled craftsmen in India they can replicate anything ,all right probably not the most high quality of stuff but the time and effort gone into making that ,with probably very rudimentary equipment is awesome for the cost ! Respect to those men , and woman !!!.

  29. Arktur Hellsing

    Arktur Hellsing

    پیش 25 روز

    just for the rotation I would say its better than the armor used on shark week.

  30. MacRedbaron


    پیش 25 روز

    The sound of Adam putting together and taking the armour apart is better than any forced AMSR video out there.

  31. Travis Wafer

    Travis Wafer

    پیش 25 روز

    I’d say for the price alone it would be worth getting just to have a solid starting point to modify from

  32. Luis Mendoza

    Luis Mendoza

    پیش 25 روز

    He got so into it that he stopped talking to the camera!! :(

  33. Frank


    پیش 26 روز

    I have quite a bit of armor myself. 2 helmets , 3 pairs of gauntlets, shoulder pauldrons, greaves, and a pair of bracers. 2 chainmail coifs, a pair of tassets

  34. MonkeyspankO


    پیش 26 روز

    For the price, thats a bargain

  35. Tamalain


    پیش 26 روز

    You need several Squires to help you put it on.

  36. Moran Jackson

    Moran Jackson

    پیش 26 روز

    What is this whitchery? A bottomless box? How does all this stuff fit in there?!?! :D

  37. Dam Damfino

    Dam Damfino

    پیش 26 روز

    Adam should meet Swen from Larian studios.

  38. Evie Kraner

    Evie Kraner

    پیش 26 روز

    I saw the neck guard over the chest plate and thought “that doesn’t go there, does it??”

  39. Space Cryptid

    Space Cryptid

    پیش 26 روز

    That used to be be a whole datsun

  40. Damien Tonkin

    Damien Tonkin

    پیش 26 روز

    40/1000? Yeah I would want to rely on that to protect me. Probably fine for costume or display though.

  41. Tigershire W

    Tigershire W

    پیش 26 روز

    Eons ago (over 10 yrs) I used to have a page on DeviantArt, where, I came across an Australian artist who did blacksmithing and would make a Chanfron (horse face armour) to your horse's measurements. Not sure if there is a way to share a photo, but, I have a lovely one made to fit my old horse (not that he would wear it - Ha!). It instead hangs on my wall.

  42. UngainlyTitan


    پیش 26 روز

    Not enough, articulation, I am not sure from the video if the cuirass can bend at the natural waist and there does not appear to be enough movement in the shoulders and elbows. I am curious is it mild steel or hardened?

  43. ChrisK3


    پیش 27 روز

    That spinning upper arm joint is pretty cool, but I have to imagine it would be very fragile, if the armor gets dented even slightly in that area it would probably lock up entirely.

  44. vaikkajoku


    پیش 27 روز

    $500 dollars of garbage.

  45. David McCarthy

    David McCarthy

    پیش 27 روز

    As Adam mentioned, it can be a good starting point for customization. I'll be at the Ren Faire in a couple weeks so I'll see how much one of those go for there.

  46. shipwrek


    پیش 27 روز

    Not bad for the money! It looks mostly based on jousting armour? Hence no legs and reverse thigh lames. Also the sorta kinda lance rest. Jousting armour wasn't really designed for fighting in which also explains the lack of mobility.

  47. Donny Foreback

    Donny Foreback

    پیش 27 روز

    That upper leg piece is called a segmented leg bracer. That is indeed a set of late period English cavalry armor.

  48. dmt Handmade

    dmt Handmade

    پیش 27 روز

    This sounds like one of those Etsy 'production partner' situations where thier definition of 'handmade' includes handmade in a sweatshop.

  49. lancer D

    lancer D

    پیش 27 روز

    Ok it's pretty bad as a representation of historical armour, but I could see a lot of utility for the arms, cuirass and tassets in costumery. Particularly for fantasy characters like clerics, mercenaries, warrior-priests and so on who wear more of a combination of armour plates and soft kit than more "knightly" characters.

  50. Richard Head Gaming

    Richard Head Gaming

    پیش 27 روز

    One blade strike on the upper arm spin joint would render it useless, hence why they never used one on real combat armor.

  51. YouCensored


    پیش 27 روز

    Adam: "I need an armor stand" *Crafts one in like 5 seconds Me: "I thought that Minecraft was not real...."

  52. Autumn Eule-Nashoba

    Autumn Eule-Nashoba

    پیش 27 روز

    Munitions grade armor. Not bad. Late Italian armor has those arm pivots.

  53. mouse454


    پیش 27 روز

    If there is one youtuber who is suitable to review this kind of product, its Adam

  54. Roberto Jos

    Roberto Jos

    پیش 27 روز

    Adam seems genuinely disappointed, but too damn nice to say how much the armor actually sucks lol



    پیش 27 روز

    The last samurai armor from the movie would be neat to see?

  56. Phillimac16


    پیش 27 روز

    The way Adam unboxes and handles the new armor makes me mad. So chaotic and careless.

  57. Glaciergirl V2

    Glaciergirl V2

    پیش 27 روز

    So I'm part of a HEMA group that will gladly direct you to reliable sources of armor. One that I recall off the top of my head is purple heart. dude. There is no such thing as gendered armor. The breastplate is designed in such a way that boobs will fit in them even if you dont have boobs

  58. Casey Purcell

    Casey Purcell

    پیش 27 روز

    Adam is need of a Squire to help him fit into his armor....

  59. MrJonswift200 stories

    MrJonswift200 stories

    پیش 27 روز

    i would really appreciate some CU shots, hard to really view the detail of the workmanship. on a wide shot. great content though.🙂

  60. Dar G

    Dar G

    پیش 27 روز

    Etsy is now selling women boys. 😎🤙

  61. Dan Jenkins

    Dan Jenkins

    پیش 28 روز

    Is that box actually Mary Poppins' carpet bag?

  62. Syrkyth


    پیش 28 روز

    Well now you have $500 worth of costume to play with. Maybe some enamel? Some electro-plating? Some engraving (though it's pretty thin)? It's an interesting base to start transforming into a nice display piece or budget prop or rennfair costume.

  63. Michael Exman

    Michael Exman

    پیش 28 روز

    spray some breakfree on it!!!

  64. jessie brannan

    jessie brannan

    پیش 28 روز

    It looks like Adam got his 5oo worth in just opening and reviewing his new suit. Great videos Adam.

  65. Dustin Ochs

    Dustin Ochs

    پیش 28 روز

    All of that does not look like it should fit in that box. Lol

  66. Vass Argo

    Vass Argo

    پیش 28 روز

    I'm so happy watching this video because you're so happy in it! Your excitement is infectious. Love it.

  67. Scott Gregg

    Scott Gregg

    پیش 28 روز

    All this stuff is from either India or Pakistan. These companies make a lot of stuff for movies etc. And they have come to the conclusion that a BIGGER market is for European and American nerds. It is all pretty bad. This set is really on the bad side, but for $500 I agree with Adam, it is pretty good. I have a lot of respect for the poor people who make this. If you want a proper suit of armor expect to pay $10,000 US. And you will have to go to the armorer so they can make castings of your body parts. I would say EBAY is the very worst location to buy anything like this. Etsy would be the second worst. Amazon is right up there with Ebay and Etsy. If you want cheap armor that is not total crap: companies like Kult of Athena or Medieval Collectibles is a better way to go. They buy from the same south Asian suppliers, but they at least curate the crap, and do not sell the very worst. And what they show on their web site IS what you will be getting. Whenever buying this stuff assume it is not going to fit correctly, and you will have to do some customization. A NOTE ON THE CUIRASS!!! THESE CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS IF NOT MADE CORECTLY. A proper cuirass should fall between your navel and lower rib cage. You should be able to sit down and not have the neck opening ram into your throat. Also the throat needs to be far enough away from you throat that, if you brawl in it, the cuirass will not severely injure or kill you with a neck wound. And lastly you need arming wear, a arming double etc. under you armor.

  68. Azphreal


    پیش 28 روز

    Now the fitting videos please showing us what we would need to do if we bought a suit.

  69. matt K

    matt K

    پیش 28 روز

    It’s like the Mary Poppins of boxes!

  70. Gorwell48


    پیش 28 روز

    So... no arc reactor? /j

  71. Tyler Johnson

    Tyler Johnson

    پیش 28 روز

    did anyone notice his tee shirt and yes I'm a SW nerd

  72. Ken_the_Bigfoot


    پیش 28 روز

    Anyone familiar with firearms building knows about the idea of an "80% lower"... A rifle body that was 80% finished by a factory, with enough left to be done before it is usable so that it is truely your own build. This is an 80% suit of armor:)

  73. Peter Werle

    Peter Werle

    پیش 28 روز

    Fetch Adam the breast plate stretcher!

  74. Wood Worx MK

    Wood Worx MK

    پیش 28 روز

    That look like more than $500 worth of steel to be honest. Plus the man hours and resources to make it.

  75. Kadia Barenbaum

    Kadia Barenbaum

    پیش 28 روز

    certainly worth the price of admission..the arm pivot assembly alone was impressive..and not as small as i originally thought it would be..after the womens armor comments..

  76. Jeff Price

    Jeff Price

    پیش 28 روز

    Always wear protection :) FOr $500, it is a great jump start on building your set. Even if some of it isn't even a good pattern. You can measure off of it as a starting point.

  77. Seth Callaghan

    Seth Callaghan

    پیش 28 روز

    jeez my helm and gaunts cost $500 EACH. it sounds like a steal! But 1mm=20 gauge mild steel (I'm assuming) will dent with a stiff wind... no good for SCA. AWESOME for costuming or boffer tho!!!

  78. jeff casey

    jeff casey

    پیش 28 روز

    Why's he always slamming shit? Slow the fuck down

  79. megadestroyer454


    پیش 28 روز

    Knights armor on foot soldiers salary.

  80. James Shelnutt

    James Shelnutt

    پیش 28 روز

    well worth the money - would be a good buy for some film company shooting a low budget knights in armor type movie cause where else are you gonna find such a nice suit of armor for so low a price as this? modifying it shouldn't be that hard to make it unique for having a group of knights together and making each knight look a bit different

  81. B Lynn

    B Lynn

    پیش 28 روز

    I'm at @11 minutes in & thinking why isn't he putting it on a mannequin? 13:30 minutes he says he needs an armor stand.

  82. marcarsenal1


    پیش 28 روز

    India is thought to be overtaking china by 2030 for manufacturing. Its where all the cheap labour is now. Would be interesting to see what terry English thought about it and the price.

  83. Herp Derp

    Herp Derp

    پیش 28 روز

    My god is Adam a savagely (lol) rough person while handling things.

  84. tetsubo57


    پیش 28 روز

    And that is why I make weapons... protecting myself from a ghost. But I'cve got reasonably good at it. Though I do have a post-apocalyptic style.

  85. Pixelpop


    پیش 28 روز

    Adam says he is obsessed with personal armor...things that will protect his person. So should we expect his next step to be tanks or armored personnel carriers? I would love to see that!! Might need a larger cave though. :-)

  86. Gos Caschetto

    Gos Caschetto

    پیش 28 روز

    You know what's funny? My name is Adam too, and I amt too such a film fan! But I am just 11years old

  87. Valisk


    پیش 28 روز

    Good grief. That's an insane amount of kit for $500.

  88. OracsRevenge


    پیش 28 روز

    Enjoyed this, but gets sweat on my brow seeing the way Adam tosses everything around so quickly. I'm guessing the jobs they gave him at ILM were all the ones that needed some weathering 😁

  89. Bonzulac


    پیش 28 روز

    Welcome to Unfinished Sentence Theater. Every time Adam just lets a sentence trail off without finishing it, take a shot!

  90. John Frazer

    John Frazer

    پیش 28 روز

    I get that Adam has way higher standards for armour than I do, but I would be totally happy with that as a $500 purchase. I'd love to see a series where Adam does all of the alterations that were bouncing around in his head at the end of this video.

  91. Dylan W.

    Dylan W.

    پیش 28 روز

    “I need an armor stand” just happens to have a vertically mounted piece of wood standing around.

  92. C1ickityC1ack


    پیش 28 روز

    Adam you might need to use the breastplate stretcher from Game of Thrones.

  93. Jyv Ben

    Jyv Ben

    پیش 28 روز

    add some stretch material in the leather straps ? medieval cylon, have the head rotate 360, halloween prop

  94. Donald Burkhard

    Donald Burkhard

    پیش 28 روز

    You made your own, going to compare the two? Where is body manikin? Was it made to wear or display?

  95. Happy Hands

    Happy Hands

    پیش 28 روز

    The back skirt and Sabatons seem to be missing

  96. Happy Hands

    Happy Hands

    پیش 28 روز

    but 500 for anything hand made, in that volume of metal, is actually pretty good.

  97. 2000jago


    پیش 28 روز

    Well at least someone can now add "As seen on Adam Savage's Tested" to their advertising media... Will certainly help sales I'm sure.

  98. anonymic79


    پیش 28 روز

    The swivel arms remind me of stove pipe swivels, but what they've done is simple bead roller work.

  99. John B

    John B

    پیش 28 روز

    dude lay off the coffee you seem a little wound up

  100. kurt craig

    kurt craig

    پیش 28 روز

    that box just kept on giving. that was some neat packing