The Traveller knows how to survive. He knows how to stay warm but not overheat, and stay cool but not freeze. He dresses conservatively but intelligently, in a way that is both battle-ready but still casual. They prefer not to be burdened by the maintenance or weight of heavy plate armor or chainmail, instead they opt for the flexibility of leather and thin splint to defend their most vital areas. The Traveller knows no what or who they will encounter, or even where their journey will lead them, but they do know one thing: it will lead to tales to weave and stories to tell.
We designed this leather vest with lighter forms of combat, such as LARP in mind. It provides your torso with a decent amount of coverage while still remaining nice and flexible, and not restricting you nearly as much as a breastplate or heavy shirt of chain would. This vest hasn’t been inspired by any particular historical prototypes or patterns, and is the creation of our talented designers. We imagine it fits well into the “fantasy viking” aesthetic, which is very popular in less historical medieval subcultures!
There is absolutely no metal on this piece apart from the cast brass buckles, which close it up the center of the vest. It’s made of 100% leather, and is sewn together with leather thonging. We’ve constructed it to have two layers of leather: a top layer of squares, inspired by lamellar (though very different to traditional lamellar), and a bottom layer of solid leather. The squares are all hand sewn with leather thonging, and look fantastic! While we appreciate this historical touch, we also made use of a modern convenience: to make sure everything is extra strong, we used some glue to make sure everything stays in place in the heat of combat. Thonging securely attaches the vest at the back to shoulder straps, which are comfortable and come to a close with buckles at the front.
All of the buckles have been accented with viking knot work embossing, adding a little touch of beauty to this otherwise simple piece of kit. The leather we’ve made this out of is flexible but still very, very thick and robust, and holds the embossing very well. It has lacing at the sides and allows up to 10 cm (4'') size adjustment gap.
Please note that while this item does come in fixed sizes, we are open to the possibility of making it custom sizes as well. Please refer to our sizing chart to understand our sizes, and get in contact if you’d like to discuss this further.
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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 the color of leather which comes from our suppliers. Sometimes it may be darker or lighter, so if the tone of the leather is an 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 “Viking” collection
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