This pretty armour vest is a very special eyecatcher. It is made of hemmed and braided leather strips, that are riveted at each single crosspoint. Through this, its surface is getting very stabile and almost like a brigantine. It is very flexible and hardly hinders your movements, but it gives good protection for your body.
It is suitable for light soldiers and especially for bow- or crossbow-men, as you can move around freely and a your arms are uncovered.
As seen in our costume proposal, the vest can be well combined with chainmail or a chainmail collar. It also fits over a gambeson. Additionally it can be extended into a suit of heavy armour by adding some pieces of plate armour.
There are two different sizes of this vest, but it can be easily adjusted with the three lateral buckles.
As one of the warriors of your Viking tribe, you travel frequently. It’s a hard life and one that is not kind to the weak. If you cannot keep up you will be left behind.
Your many travels require armour designed to last. You rely on such pieces as your RFB Viking Greaves to keep you going strong! Along with your sword, sturdy shoes and your skill, you expect that you may please the gods in many battles. You certainly have the warrior’s instinct.
Epic Armoury’s Ready-for-Battle Viking Greaves are fancy leather greaves designed to protect the calves. The armour is constructed from leather straps cut from chrome-tanned, split leather, and weaved together to create a beautiful design. The armour is secured to the leg by sturdy leather straps and brass buckles.
The Viking Greaves are hemmed with additional soft split leather to keep the armour from deforming with excessive wear. This armour matches our Viking Armour and Bracers, but has a distinct, neutral style that will fit with almost any combination of costuming for your first adventure.
Inspired by lamellar armour worn by the Vikings, which would have included small iron plates
Historically, using only leather as armour is factually inconclusive--most Viking wore ordinary clothing and used a shield as protection
You are laughing too loud. You realize it must be scaring your enemy, because no one wants to face you on the frontline anymore. They think you are crazed. Maybe you are, because the adrenaline of being in a battle has left you feeling drunk with exhilaration.
If no one will come to you, it’s time to bring the fight to them! One poor soldier desperately strikes at you and you feel the thud of his sword against your RFB Fighter Greaves, but it hardly makes a scratch. You see the terror in his eyes as your laugh fills the field and you bring the strength of your axe down upon him.
You are Raynor Ironshood. Let them fear you. Let them all fear you.
Epic Armoury’s Ready-for-Battle Fighter Greaves are fancy leather greaves designed to protect the calves. The armour is constructed from leather oblongs cut from chrome-tanned, plated leather, riveted with brass studs onto soft split-leather. The armour is secured to the calves by sturdy leather straps and iron buckles.
This armour is hemmed with additional soft split leather to keep the armour from deforming with excessive wear. The armour is fully interchangeable with other Epic Armoury products, and is light with a distinct, neutral style that will fit with almost any world or character you wish to take on your first adventure.
Inspired by “brigandine” armour from the Middle Ages, but lighter without the usual metal plates riveted into the armour
Inspired style came into wide use during the 15th century