This lamellar armor is based on remains of lamellae found in Sweden, in the historic Viking towns of Visby and Birka. Lamellar armour was used from the early Middle Ages until the late Middle Ages and was especially popular among the Germanic people and the Vikings. Even remains from around 1361 have been excavated. This armor consists of steel lamellar plates that are sewn onto a solid black leather base. The leather has beautiful authentic details, such as cross-stitches and lining of the edges with a thick leather thread. The armor protects the chest, shoulders, upper arms, abdomen, and back. The back consists of a sturdy leather armor. The armor has six straps to adjust it to size, so it is suitable for almost all sizes.
Material: carbon steel, leather
Steel thickness: 1 mm
Finish: bronzed (blackened)
Length: 51 cm
Width front: 64 cm
Width back: 54 cm
Adjustable in size
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 5000 *
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Maintenance & care
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your armour regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper.
Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.
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.
This armour is 1 mm thick and suitable for LARP battles, costumes and cosplay.
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."
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