I am delighted to announce the release of Astrid Leather Body Armour…. This superb ladies armour was developed along with the Jarl to meet the requirements of the SCA and others for a tough combat ready body armour
I designed this armour to be something that not only performs as any real armour should, but at the same time, a second skin you can rely on to dull those blows… Just like all my designs, never “just for show” I wanted the Astrid, to give its wearers, that sense of sisterhood, of shieldmaidens of an earlier time.
The Astrid Armour is hand built to the highest standards by Black Raven Armoury’s master armorsmiths from the very best quality leather.
This armour has been hand cut, hand embossed, stitched, riveted, dyed, antiqued and has a large embossed and gilded center panel, complimented by a matching belt complete with scales and scale covered tassets, edge binding throughout adds extra strength and detail to this stunning armour.
The Full Set consists of Astrid Body, Belt, Shoulders, Tassets, Greaves and Vambraces and is formed to a practical shape suitable for combat comfort and will fit bust sizes ranging from 36 – 44 inches (91 – 112 cm’s)
The Astrid Greaves are formed to a practical shape suitable for combat comfort and are available in two lengths (measured along the shin from top of foot towards knee) Regular 14.4 inches (36.5 cm) and Large 15.9 inches (40 cm)
The Astrid Vambraces are formed to a practical shape suitable for combat comfort and are available in two lengths (measured along the arm) Regular 8.6 inches (22cm) and Large 9.5 inches (24 cm)
This armour is adjustable for fit at the both the sides and shoulders.
This armour is designed to be worn and used and is suitable for SCA and re-enactment and is detailed enough to be used on screen, it will stand up to close scrutiny and the sternest critique.
SCA Armours : All of our SCA armours are laminated to a minimum 6.5 mm- 1/4 Inch – 16 oz Thickness, many also have a degree of water hardening, this combination of hardened laminated leather is ideally suited to SCA and HEMA combatLARP Armours : All of our LARP Armours are a minimum of 3.2 to mm - 1/8 to 9/64 Inch - 8 to 10 oz Thickness, this is perfect for LARP and Cosplay events where any "combat" that occurs is non lethal and typically involves rubber covered foam weapons with plastic, or fiberglass cores. SCA Armours : All of our SCA armours are laminated to a minimum 6.5 mm- 1/4 Inch - 16 oz Thickness, many also have a degree of water hardening, this combination of hardened laminated leather is ideally suited to SCA and HEMA combat
Please be aware that all of the Armours Black Raven produces are hand made and finished to order, so please allow sufficient time ahead of your event when ordering.
Contact direct with Alex via the Black Raven Armoury Facebook Page
NOTE: No Chainmail, fur or other accessories included, just the leather armour
If you place an order on a Friday afternoon it will not be processed until Monday morning UK time.