The Vendel Leather Body Kit designed by Alex Agricola, is a tough leather armour with an attractive embossed centrepiece, it remains one of our most popular designs.
This exciting new kit can be chosen with Raven or Wolf embossing or ordered without embossing for you to add your own details, the kit contains all of the leather, rivets and buckles needed to complete one armour, along with a set of fully illustrated instructions, all you require to build this armour is a hammer, a smooth hard surface to hammer against and a 3/8 inch (10mm) domed rivet setter. You will also need a dye/stain to add the colour of your choice and resolene or similar to seal the leather against bad weather.
This armour is designed to be worn and used and is suitable for Renaissance Fairs, Larp, Re-enactment, film or theatre and can be upgraded to SCA regs simply following the steps below, it is detailed enough to be used on screen and will stand up to close scrutiny and the sternest critique.
To improve protection for SCA use we recommend gluing a heavy Suede (not included) to the inside of the armour
Size M is a chest size of 102-112cm (40-44 inches)
Size L is a chest size of 112-122cm (44-48 inches)
Size XL is a chest size of 122-132cm (48-52 inches)
Size XXL is a chest size of 132-142cm (52-56 inches)
Kit contains Body Only shoulders NOT included
SCA rules state that heavy leather armour must be worn over .25 inch (6 mm) of closed-cell foam or equivalent padding.