Chalkis is the name of a Greek island, which was a Venetian colony from 1209 to 1470, until the Turks conquered it. A well-preserved large-plate brigandine was found in a local castle, which got the name "Chalkis type brigandine." Its main design features are: 1).buckles and leather straps fastener in the front; 2). 6 large metal plates arranged in a peculiar way. Chalkis type brigandine is very often chosen by guys making sets to reenact Europe of the 14-15th centuries. Sources of the 15th contain very beautiful images of Chalkis type brigandines, such as this one, from the miniature "Archangel Michael kills the snake."