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Undoubtedly a skilled swordsman favors mobility and maneuverability in combat, rather than cumbersome protection, so especially for the brave hero of “Bird of Prey” collection we've made these lite leather arm armour, reinforced with hidden splints. Both rerebrace and vambrace are accomplished with formed 18 ga stainless bars. Splints belong to the so-called transition armor, which was used in the 14th and early 15th century during the integration from chain mail to plate armor, and combines the advantages of these two species, being quite strong, but light.
Our store is full of affordable splint armour specimens, so this time we relished decorating them as it befits knightly harness. The whole arm harness is made of thick hand painted veg-tanned leather. We didn't chase after serious authenticity, however, developed an authentic-looking ornithomorphic ornament depicting birds and plants, that covers the entire outer shell of the rerebraces and vambraces. The elegant pattern is complemented by dozens of flower-shaped cast brass rivets. When worn with padding clothes, splint arm armor provides excellent protection against hits you may get with rebated steel or rattan weapons. The splint rerebraces have holes at their upper ends to mount them to your padded gambeson with arming points.
Closed conical elbows are the main hook of this set. All-metal couter covers projecting joint and moreover the elbow pit. Its cusped shape resembles the imminent approach of the German Gothic style, while fluted edging strengthens the construction. All pieces of the arm armor are moveable and dismountable, so the elbows couters can be worn separately with any other vambraces. Thick leather straps with hand-cast buckles are included.
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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 “Bird of Prey” collection
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Can the elbow counters be purchased seperatly?
Hi Jay, yes it is possible. Please contact our support team for more details.