“Ragnvaldur the Traveller” Viking Splint Bracers
Strong leather bracers with weathered steel splint
The Traveller finds himself in many situations, and must know how to defend himself. From wolves to giant bullfrogs, there’s no telling what kind of monsters might emerge on his journeys. Usually, his enemies will find themselves defeated, and the traveller will be left with another story to tell. The traveller doesn’t want to be encumbered by heavy plate or chainmail. Instead, he prefers light, flexible amor that will keep him self but still allow him the freedom of movement to run and hide, and bide his time. After all - there won't be a story if he doesn't make it out alive!
These bracers meet all of that criteria: they're crafted from robust, quality leather that is still flexible enough to be comfortable. They have a strong look to them, punctuated by five chemically weathered 1mm steel splints, which break up the look of the leather and give your bracers a truly unique look. The splints are secured with multiple rivets to ensure they stay in place. These are a well finished piece, edged with an extra strip of leather at the top and bottom and strong stitching to make sure they stand the test of time. These bracers wrap around your arms and are secured by two leather straps, finished with beautiful period appropriate buckles that allow you to adjust them to get the optimal fit at all times.
While originally inspired by Viking bracers, these are a versatile piece that will suit characters of both a historical and fantastical backstory. These bracers were conceived during a number of experiments with how we alter our steel to make it aesthetically different and suitable for live action role play costumes. While these are a solid pair of bracers, we wouldn’t advise using them for heavy combat involving steel weapons. We feel that the weathered character to them makes them stand out beautifully, and gives them a rugged look sure to turn heads. Optionally, we can substitute the mild steel weathered splints for polished stainless steel - however, we feel that this would change the look and style of this item completely.
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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.
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.
- 1.5mm (16ga) mild steel;
- Natural Leather;
- Mild steel rivets.
- Unique weathered look to the steel;
- Attractive, vibrant leather;
- Historically inspired fantasy;
- Comfortable and flexible;
- Well constructed.