This armor design is taken from Medieval Costume, Armor and Weapons (1350-1450) by Drobna and Durdik, (Paul Hamlun, Ltd., Westbrook House, Fulham Broadway, London), 1958; plate 76 part II #6. While it is based on a later period style, it goes well with early period fighting gear. Leather arm armor was worn by the Roman gladiators.

To construct the leather arm armor you will need:

Before starting read all the instructions. This keeps you from being surprised as the first pair can be a little tricky. The first thing you will want to do is enlarge the patterns. Draw the pattern outline by carefully reproducing the line within each box of the small grid in the corresponding box of the large grid.


Click here for pattern pieces.

Viking Leather crafts can provide you with leather armor at affordable pries. You can order them finished or as a precut and prepunched kit. Other types of leather armor are also available, so write for a brochure.

Articulated arms (leather cops)......$60
Articulated arms (steel cops).........$70
Arm armor kit with leather cops......$35
Viking Leathercrafts
c/o Frank Ireson
1501 Stateford Road
Kingsport, TN 37664

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