The manica is a piece of armor for the arm that was used by gladiators and legionaries. People did not have a lot of money to spend on such equipment, so mainly materials like linen, leather, chain pieces and residual steel plates were used. In the Roman army they could even forge this themselves in cases of emergency. This manica is made of better quality steel than the originals and consists of overlapping steel plates. The manica protects the arm from the shoulder to the hand. It has an extra steel protection plate for the hand and a leather interior for extra wearing comfort. The manica has four leather straps and a ring for fastening it to your arm and armor. The straps are adjustable in size. A beautiful replica for Roman re-enactment & gladiators.
Material: steel, leather
Length: approx. 52 cm
Width at shoulder: approx. 14 cm
Width at wrist: approx. 11,5 cm
Height: approx. 8 cm
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 1000 *
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.
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."