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This armour is made to complete our “Shieldmaiden” collection with lightweight functional and elegant women's armor. Our goal was to unite our skills of making leather corsets and other period attire which emphasizes figure and our armor craftsmanship skills of making functional and originally-looking ancient style protective gear.
Main part of the armor is a corset which can be made in fixed sizes only as it is pretty complicated – development of patterns even for four basic sizes took a lot of time so we decided to go with regular sizes only for this kit. The corset is made of leather lames decorated with scales and wolves embossed patterns.
Tassets or war-skirt are a separate piece which technically can be worn separately and even used with different body armor. Pauldrons are attached to the corset with simple leather straps and are also decorated with the matching pattern.
This armor is a perfect functional gear for light combat formats and also great-looking part of your medieval wardrobe. Each part can be used separately so you can combine them with other pieces and wear what's most appropriate at the time.
Leather bracers are not included but available in store separately.
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Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
Important note: Brown, Natural and Cream leather shades may vary, as unfortunately we can't control color of leather which comes from our suppliers. Sometimes it may be darker or lighter, so if tone of the leather is important factor for you, please contact us before purchase to ascertain which color exactly we have in stock at the moment. Thank you for understanding.
Safety disclaimer: Sword-fighting and fencing is a dangerous sport. Fencing, historical fencing, medieval reenactment and martial arts as well as other related types of activity, are inherently connected to a certain risk level of injuries or death. The Company declines all responsibility for any traumas or harm done to oneself or to the third person, along with any material or consequential damage, impaired during the products usage. We admonish that all acts with armour, weapons or their components have to be performed before designated person who is responsible for safety of the particular event and accredited to supervise armour and sport weapon conformance to the event’s standards.
This item is part of the “Shieldmaiden ” collection
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Hey! I'm trying to go for more of a plain wandering knight look. Is there any way I could have this made without the etchings in the leather? Thanks!!
Hi Kendra, yes of course, we can make it without embossing for you. Please simply leave this request in the comment to your order at the checkout.
Hello! I was wondering if the tassets were available for individual purchase? Thank you!
Hi Emilee! Yes, it is possible, please contact our support team for more details.
Do u get the bracers body plates and shoulder plates long plate with this order or what do u actually get with this order
Hi Laura! The set includes corset, tassets and pauldrons.
Can this be ordered without the embossed Celtic knot designs? Also, could it be fitted for a man?
Hi Henry! yes, it can be made without the embossed Celtic knot designs, but it cannot be made for a man, unfortunately.
How functional is it? I do HEMA longsword. I need something functional and wonderful
Yes, basically all leather armor pieces are functional and have been used throughout Early Middle ages as inexpensive type of armor. But as the leather we use isn't hardened (boiled or waxed), metal armor is still preferable for HEMA, you can look through our body armor here -https://armstreet.com/store/body-armour/. Some of the steel cuirasses can be adjusted for a woman, just let us know which one do you like.
Hello, I was hoping you could clarify the thickness of the armor in millimeters. I understand that the leather is around 8-9 oz thick (3,4-5 mm's). Does this thickness vary based on the different pieces/areas of the set? Would it be possible to create all the pieces of the set at 5mm's in thickness and still retain its functionality? The only reason I am being so pedantic is that I plan to use this in Swordcraft LARP events. The rule book of Swordcraft states armor can only be classed as 'medium' if it is "thick rigid leather plate (at least 5mm thick)". On a side note the leather Shieldmaiden design is absolutely magnificent and your team should be commended for their efforts! :) Regards, Kira.
Hi Kira! Our leather is about 3-4 mm thick and we do not have a thicker one, sorry. The thickness is amost the same on the whole set.
Medieval armor — Leather Women's Armor “Shieldmaiden” I am wondering if this comes in sizes larger than XL as my chest size is about 2" larger than the XL and waist is about 1" larger Thanks Delaney
Hi Delaney! Yes, we can make the armor larger for you. Please contact our support team for more details.
I'm still drooling over this armor. :) I would like to have the whole set, but I can't afford it all at once; if I buy the corset first, would it be possible to purchase the pauldrons and tassets separately in the future? Would the leather still match? Also, would you recommend black or brown? Which one would better show the embossed pattern? Thank you for your help, and your beautiful creative pieces!
Hi Stefanie! You may order whole set at once and pay it in parts. This way, the color of the leather parts will match for sure. Brown leather shows the embossing better.
Whan is the soonest I can have the Leather Women's Armor “Shieldmaiden” made and shipped to Colorado in the United States. Ideally if I could have it in early February that would be great. Please let me know as soon as is convenient! Thank you!
Hi Aaron! Any order can be rushed upon request for some extra charge. Please contact our support team for more details.
I just wanted to say what a good choice you have made with the model for this collection - I could really believe that she can use that spear! Can completely see her being part of a shield wall on the Vikings tv show :)
I was wandering if these leather pauldrons could be sold separately. If this can not be done then can there be a new leather pauldron set coming soon?
The pauldrons separately cost $199 + $28 shipping. If this works for you, we can send an invoice for the order directly to your PayPal email.
Hi. This is gorgeous! I am a beginning leatherworker and costuming student. I want to work for you someday! :)
What is the thickness of the leather? Is it possible to purchase the pattern?
The leather is 8-9 oz thick (3,5-4 mm).
We do not share or sell our patterns, even for non-commercial use, sorry.
I'm normally the low side of a L, but I'd be wearing it over a gambeson. Should I order a L or a XL?
Please provide your chest and waist measurements 1) taken over the gambeson and 2) taken over your usual underwear, so we could assist you with choosing the right size. Thank you!
Is it possible to buy the corset and tassets but not the pauldrons?
Corset with tassets, but without pauldrons will cost $799.00, shipping is free now. If this works for you, we can send an invoice for the order directly to your PayPal email.
Hello. I was wondering if I could get the armor without the Viking patterns, and if so how much (if any) would it save or cost?
Can be made without embossing, you'll save 10% of initial price. To get the discount, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How many ounces is the leather?
This Looks Awesome would like to see something similar in a male version with the shoulders/arms and some thighs and greaves. Maybe perhaps with some mail in parts too would look bad ass.
Is this SCA Combat-Legal?
Yep, should be legal as a torso armor when worn with a thick padding (according to the official SCA armor requirements, listed in the Marshal's Handbook).
hello this absolutely. beautiful. my birthday is coming up in October wish to have oohhh must have I have dreamnt to have complete women's armstreet armor love this
very boudica very fabulous very what you'd see in xena warrior princess. i like the under corset might get it too, if only you could wear the full thing all the time as normal wear with a difference. you are up there with my other favourite designers such as vivienne westwood, alexander mcqueen and jean paul gaultier and that's just a small list xemags booyakashaahh
We are happy to get such amazing comments! Thank you, Mags!
That spear is an amazing work of craftsmanship
Thank you, Simon! Now you can order the Viking Spearhead on the site, welcome!