Our armour is made exclusively by me. I hand stitch, and hand rivet all the pieces to ensure proper fit, durability, and craftsmanship. I will use the grade of materials fitting to the use of the armour (from LARP and CosPlay to full contact sparring). Prices greatly vary depending on size, style, use, and type.
I embarked on the journey to create a suit or armour about 4 years ago. The first suit was terrible! I decided to learn more of the craft before tackling the project again. In January I decided it was time. After all I am running an armoury! I glued over 250 washers (12 gauge, from [...]
Vegetable Tanned Vambrace set. Gothic Cross carved in centre. Backed with brain tanned sheepskin. Super soft and supple. Stained with a medium brown water stain the texture and grain of the leather is well shown. The straps will be installed upon purchase to ensure the right size are attached. Double stitched with waxed cotton thread. [...]
Buffalo hide vambraces. 8 oz vegetable tanned buffalo hide with 5 oz chrome tanned liner. Double stitched with waxed cotton thread. This pair of vambraces are light fighting grade. It will not stop a warhammer blow but will certainly protect you while training with daggers, short weapons and unarmed.
Split grain hide vambraces. Lined with gray suede. Held on by harness buckles and rivetted. Double stitched with waxed cotton thread. Treated with mink oil to seal and protect and cemented in between layers. This pair of vambraces are not fighting grade and are designed for re-enactments or LARPing.
Ever wonder what different pieces of armour are named? How would you go about describing a piece of armour to a smith? Here are two examples showing how to name armour, both from authentic history and from something a bit more fanciful.
My first order was for a single sword arm vambrace made with a dragon scale motif. It is constructed with 8 oz vegetable tanned leather. The pieces were hand molded to have a dragon scale look. The bronze points added along the side add extra protection as well as effect. I added a hand [...]
As a spinoff of the Dragon Scale vambraces, I designed these Serpent vambraces. The vambraces are constructed of layers of 8 oz vegetable tanned leather totaling over 1/4 inch thick. All pieces were hand stitched and riveted together. These vambraces lace on the bottom, but do not require awkward one -handed knot tying; instead, the wearer cinches the laces [...]