Leather Armor

The wars were always waged. The reason was always found. Weapons and armour were used for defence and attack. We would like to offer leather armour in this category. Our leather armour is less effective (than the plate armour) but is quality. Take a look at leather antiquity and gladiator armour, scales and lamellas armour, leather brigandines, leather vambraces, leather greaves, leather helmets and leather pauldrons. Leather armour for horses is our speciality.

Leather armour was used by warriors in different countries and in different historical periods. Leather is probably one of the oldest materials from which armour was produced. However, archaeological research can’t provide any specific evidence.

Many types of leather armour were used – it is certain. Leather greaves, cuirasses, gauntlets, helmets, vambraces and boots were leather armour parts that were made most often.

The word cuirass is derived from naming of body protector that was made from boiled leather (in French: cuir). This name has been kept still.

Lower ranks of military units were equipped with leather armour often because the production of such equipment was less expensive than the production of plate armour.

We offer many parts of leather armour in the category “Leather armour”. Take a look at leather antiquity and gladiator armour, scales and lamellas armour, leather brigandines, leather vambraces, leather greaves, leather helmets and leather pauldrons. Leather armour for horses is our speciality. All leather armour is made very well and in detail.

You will find also other products from leather in our e-shop. They can delight you. There are leather bags, belts or gloves inspired ancient and recent history.

Advisory Service: Questions and Answers

What is the difference between industrially rolled and hand-forged blades?

In the case of hand-forged blades, our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it by hand on the anvil or under the drop hammer. The steel gets more solid (denser) by forging. In the case of industrially rolled spring steel blades, the sheets of steel plate is cut to strips under drop snips, then ground or milled and immediately forged into the annealing furnace and oil-quenched. The properties of both kinds of steels are not very different, since industrial rolling is already very good! On forged blades are usually blacksmith marks, which give them an authentic and unique look.

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