ERA Brigandine Kusnacht REGION - Europe AGE - 13th - 14th Century. Kusnacht is one of the most popular Brigandine. ... Based on historical original from Kusnacht castle in Switzerland (Armor No. 1, after Thordeman 1939), which was burnt in 1352 (Gessler 1923). This type of brigandine was dressed up over the head like a poncho.