The manica was a type of armour plate that protected the sword arm of the legionair or gladiator. From the 1stcentury AD they were worn by legionaries and it was originally an armour plate for gladiators. The most famous use of the manica was during the Dacian wars, where they offered protection against the sickles of the Dacian warriors.
This arm protection can be fastened with leather straps. It is made of 1,2 mm thick Koolstofstaal.
Its length is 61 cm, its width is 21 cm and it weighs approx. 1,7 kg.
Material: carbon steel;
Based on a historical original: yes;
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
Does this armour fit?
Do you wear a gambeson: add 10-15 cm to your circumference.
Do you wear a gambeson and hauberk: Add 15-20 cm to your circumference.
Tip: Is this armour too big for you? You can easily add extra padding.
Attaching armour & chainmail
To attach your armour or chainmail securely, you can attach leather laces to your gambeson and fasten these to your armour / chainmail. The armour thus remains in position during a fight.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.