This style of Half Armor for the foot tournament was inspired by 12 original armors ordered as a christmas present by Sophie, princess of Brandenburg and the wife of Christian I, Elector of Saxony, from Anton Pfeffenhäuser of Augsburg in 1591. Unlike the originals..though, this harness shows raised etchings, which then were guilded and burnished to show a gold design with steel colored trim on a black background. Its current owner preferred to have his own family crest incorporated into a design gracing the breastplate, as well as the helmet.