Leather Armour

Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by Granger, Mar 7, 2010.

  1. Granger

    Granger New Member

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    Hi, I'm looking to make an armour out of leather (i've found a hide thats not too expensive) but I'm having trouble finding pictures for examples.
    I have nothing for the moment (apart from a bastard sword) and am trying to find examples of 10th to 15th century armour for basic soldier or mercenary.
    Also I have the same question for footwear (sandals or boots?, I can also get a couple of goat hides quite cheap too)

    I would like to keep on the "historically correct" if possible.

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. Mububban

    Mububban Administrator Staff Member

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    Armour changed dramatically from the 10th to 15th centuries so you've really got a very large scope there.

    Are you looking for leather-only designs, or to make a more flexible version of rigid steel armour?

    Due to its biodegrading nature, I don't think much leather armour survives in museums etc.

    Rather than reinvent the wheel totally, I'll start by asking - have you done any research of your own so far?
    Are you after only torso armour, or pauldrons, gauntlets, helm, bracers, greaves etc?