Hawk Studio – Vambrace (Bazuband) – Leather Armor For The Lower Arm

“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.

Vambraces - outer arm

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.

Vambraces - leaning

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).

Vambraces - elbow

These Vambraces are 10.5 inches long from wrist to the point of the elbow.

Vambrace - length

They were made using a full 10 ounce vegetable tanned leather and solid brass hardware – including 3/4 inch buckles.

Vambraces buckles

This pair is going to retail at $175.00.  I think he is pricing them too low.  These are really cool.

Vanbraces in opposition

I hope you like them.  Coming soon to the Hawk Studio Etsy store near you.  😀


About Shelly R.

I am a Mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, an attorney, a crafter and the granddaughter of an amazing woman - my Polish Grandmother. My Grandmother gave me so much, through her love and her patience, her sayings and her time teaching me how to craft and to give to others, that it seemed fitting to share some of that wisdom, to tell some of her story, and to chat about life and crafts in a way that would be a testament to what she gave me.
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