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Leather Women's Armor “Shieldmaiden”

Leather Women's Armor “Shieldmaiden”

Shipping & Manufacturing

Standard shipping:$78.00
Standard shipping time:16-21 Days
Express shipping:$86.00
Express shipping time:5-8 Days
Manufacturing time:24-32 Days


Brown leather
Black leather


Leather Armor “Shieldmaiden”

Functional lightweight women's armour

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.

What's included?

  • Leather corset
  • Leather tassets
  • Leather pauldrons

Leather bracers are not included but available in store separately.

Armor features:

  • Slim-fit corset design 
  • Original embossed patterns
  • Lightweight functional gear
  • Handmade brass buckles
  • Etched brass straps decorations

Size chart for the armour “Shieldmaiden”:

SizeChest, cmWaist, cmChest, inWaist, in
S 80–90 65–75 31–3512 2512–2912
M 90–100 75–85 3512–3912 2912–3312
L 100–110 85–95 3912–4313 3312–3712
XL 110–120 95–105 4313–4714 3712–4114

To check how to measure yourself please click here.

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.



How functional is it? I do HEMA longsword. I need something functional and wonderful

ArmStreet team:

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 - Some of the steel cuirasses can be adjusted for a woman, just let us know which one do you like.


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 :)

Gerardo Ramirez:

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?

ArmStreet team:

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! :)

Natasja Rose:

What is the thickness of the leather? Is it possible to purchase the pattern?

ArmStreet team:

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?

ArmStreet team:

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?

ArmStreet team:

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.

Archer Caitala:

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?

ArmStreet team:

Can be made without embossing, you'll save 10% of initial price. To get the discount, please email us at


How many ounces is the leather?

ArmStreet team:

The leather is 8-9 oz thick (3,5-4 mm).


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?

ArmStreet team:

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

ArmStreet team:

We are happy to get such amazing comments! Thank you, Mags!

Simon Eenkooren:

That spear is an amazing work of craftsmanship

ArmStreet team:

Thank you, Simon! Now you can order the Viking Spearhead on the site, welcome!

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