Handmade Splint Combat Bracers
Medieval leather and stainless steel vambraces
Splinted bracers of commonly believed Slavic origin have made their intricate way through the medieval history, reappearing in different parts of Europe within dozen of centuries. Recreated by ArmStreet especially for medieval cut-and-thrust ten years ago, these heavy-duty splints developed a reputation as a fan favorite among SCA people. Their design is perfect for modern medieval style fighting because of great balance between weight, protection, and hand/wrist flexibility.
The iron splints from the Vendel grave still are the one and only historically accurate example of Viking vambraces. Considering abundance and geographic diversity of pictorial sources and archaeological finds, dating from the 9th century BC and up to 14th-century transitional armour, splinted limbs protection can be used to complete a Varangian, Rus, Byzantine, and even High Medieval harness.
Feature longitudinal stainless splints, flat till the edge, riveted with cast brass rivets right next to each other onto the genuine leather base, with contrasting split leather lining underneath the entire thing. Their shape is tapered to the elbow to cover the joint. Fixation system includes leather buckled straps on the inner side of the forearm. Being lighter than chain mail and plate vambraces, these are worth time spent for making and ideal for both newbie and experienced SCA fencer who cares about mobility.
Come as a pair; should be worn over padding clothes. Also, can be made out of mild steel upon request.
- Stainless steel 18 ga (1 mm);
- Genuine leather;
- Cast brass rivets;
- Split leather lining;
- Brass washers and clasps.
- Custom size;
- Battle-tested design;
- Two adjustable straps;
- Color selection available.
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Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
Important note: please take into account that we need your measurements in gambeson or other under-armour gear you are planning to use with this armor. The only exception is when you are ordering both armour and padding from our company — in this case you can send us your body measurements.