“Oh my Lord, those arms would look amazing strapped in leather!!”
Now, you have to imagine that being said in a lower class Elizabethan English accent and that was how I would start a sale of a pair of leather bracers when I used to work in a Renaissance Faire leather booth back in the day.
These are bracers on steroids.
A Vambrace is armor for the lower arm. This particular version would be worn by a swordsman or as part of a full set of armor.
These Vambraces have expanded protection for the elbow which surprisingly does not affect the movement of the arm or rub against the skin. (A Bazuband is a Vambrace with extended elbow protection originating in Persia in the Middle Ages).
These Vambraces are 10.5 inches long from wrist to the point of the elbow.
They were made using a full 10 ounce vegetable tanned leather and solid brass hardware – including 3/4 inch buckles.
This pair is going to retail at $175.00. I think he is pricing them too low. These are really cool.
I hope you like them. Coming soon to the Hawk Studio Etsy store near you.