The Empire has taken over the kingdom--and your home. What was once your tribe has been taken from you in the name of the Emperor, but you will not be silenced.
You look the part of a Queen in your Margot Corset as you meet with your warriors in secret. You are plotting a revolt against your oppressors, the spark that will ignite the fire and the war that is sure to follow. You will not stand down. You are prepared to do everything it takes to win back what is rightfully yours.
Epic Armoury’s Dryad Green Margot Corset is a leather underbust designed to protect the abdomen while making you look and feel confident on the battlefield. The corset’s fit is changeable by tightening the leather cord down the front and back and adjusting the two leather straps along the sides. The leather bodice is embellished with detailed imprinting and edged with attractive green fabric to increase comfort and appeal. With regular leather care, you can expect the Margot Corset to last a long time. Use this corset to create an intimidating statement or add some interest to your kit.
Typically used as an undergarment through history, made from fabric and bone
Metal corsets were invented during the 16th century, the closest historical evidence of women’s corsets being used as potential armour
Corset armour has gained popularity through fiction and fantasy literature
Customer Please Note: This is not a cincher corset
You use the silence as a cloak of armour, masked in the darkness with the help of your Mempo, waiting for the perfect opportunity. You ready your throwing knives, ready to launch your deadly attack when the lord finally emerges from inside the keep. One quick flick of your wrist and the lord breathes his last, you knife hitting its mark...and you vanish, leaving their guards bewildered and afraid.
Epic Armoury’s Mempo is a leather half-mask inspired by early Asian soldiers. This mask protects the face from the bridge of the nose to the chin. Four ventilation slits allow proper airflow through the mask’s mouth, designed to be comfortably worn for long periods of time. Secure the mask to your face by tying two long cotton-weave cords around the head.
Made from 3mm thick vegetable-tanned full-grain leather, Epic Armoury’s Mempo is designed to add a great layer to your fantasy or historic costume. With the best quality materials, this mask is built to withstand extensive abuse with regular leather care.
Worn by Japanese and Chinese infantry and cavalry from as early as 200 BC
Used to balance and secure top-heavy helmets, often decorated to give the wearer an extra fierce look
There are stories being told about you amongst the soldiers. You are the mercenary who has slain over a thousand men. You put fear in your enemies with just a glance. Your aura of darkness freezes the hearts of anyone who looks you in the eye. And your favorite? Someone is saying you made a deal with a devil so that you may never die.
You will never tell them which might be true. Instead, as you sit in camp and wash the blood from your Gambeson, you simply listen...and smirk.
This bestselling Ready for Battle Gambeson is a padded armour coat covering the torso, abdomen, back and upper arms. It can be worn on its own or serve as essential padding under mail or armour. The gambeson is donned like a jacket and closed on the front with four leather straps with iron buckles.
Thick enough to serve as its own armour, this sturdy gambeson is constructed with heavy layers of fluffed cotton padding sandwiched between coloured heavy cotton, all stitched together in vertical lines. The stitching keeps the padding in place and mimics a classic European high-medieval style. The gambeson is open under the armpits to allow the wearer to breathe and have ease movement.
Though of European cut, gambeson or quilted-style armours have seen world-wide use since antediluvian times, making the Ready for Battle Gambeson a great basic armour with a range of possibilities regardless of time and place.
Used as padding under chainmail or plate armour
Historically, a high-medieval European gambeson was recorded as being capable of stopping sword blows from penetrating the skin
Could stop heavy arrows and mace and axe impacts with the addition of overlaying chainmail
You’ve been on the run from the bandit gang all night after escaping from their hideout, and while they scour the roads and search in town, you’ve taken to the woods. You’re a smart adventurer, after all--or at least one that is smart enough to still be alive.
Hiding in the underbrush and using your Ready-for-Battle Cape for warmth, you decide to wait the bandits out until you can sneak away with their loot. Of course, your plan doesn’t really account for the possibility of running into wild beasts.
Here’s hoping the wolves aren’t hungry.
Please note that sizings for these have recently changed. We are running the older stock dry, so you may not be able to order certain combinations.