The monstrous undead with a hammer the size of your head has you in his sights, and you’ve found yourself standing without an ally. Your usual tactic involves skirting around the battle, picking your fights strategically. Now there is no time.
You duck beneath the first blow, keeping your Buckler between the hammer and your soft body. You’re faster than the rotting monstrosity, but in your desperation you trip and roll. Again the hammer falls, and you raise up your Buckler to catch the force. Your small shield holds, buying time while your friends finally come to your aid.
Epic Armoury's Buckler is a versatile round latex shield, inspired by skilled swordsmen through history. This 40 cm buckler has a neutral design befitting many character types, sculpted and painted to look like studded leather beneath a round shield boss in the center.
Use this Bucker left- or right-handed with the split-leather wrapped punch grip hidden behind the shield boss. The 14 cm handle is secured through hard EVA foam for a reliable and solid grip made to last. Feel confident that this latex shield will withstand the continued abuse of a LARP with regular latex maintenance.
Originally developed for Bucellarii, personal armies of rich landowners in the late Roman Empire
Particularly popular with light-footed fighters during the Renaissance and Baroque eras
As you infiltrate the city, you pass by the gates completely unnoticed in your Altair Vest. Had the guards known your intentions, you’d be hunted as a killer. Thankfully today no one knows that you have such a mission.
You find your target as he enters his hideout, two of his guards at his side. There might be a way to get inside without detection--and that’s when you spot the open window on the third floor. That won’t be too difficult to reach. Not for a skilled assassin such as you.
You slide your Thief Gloves over your hands. Dexterous fingers need the freedom to move, and these gloves protect your hands without sacrificing your ability to pick even the most trickiest of locks.
Such a lock sits before you, carefully wrought and designed, and you work your lock picks with expertise. With a decisive ‘click!’ the lock comes undone and you open the chest to reveal the most beautiful gem you’ve ever before seen.
Epic Armoury’s Epic Black Thief Gloves are fingerless leather gloves with short cuffs. They are made from black dyed leather and stitched at all joints around the fingers, wrists and edges. This stitching improves the strength of the material by preventing it from deforming with heavy use or from exposure to the environment. The fit of the gloves can be adjusted with leather lacing up the cuff.
These gloves are fully compatible with other Epic Armoury metal and leather items and particularly match our more cunning designs. Their low-fantasy look and moderate style can be used with a multitude of settings, allowing freedom to create your own unique costume.
Leather has been used for gloves for thousands of years
Leather gloves were used for a better grip on tools and to protect the hands
It has been an exceptionally successful day in the marketplace. Busy streets and wealthy customers have filled your Merchant Suede Bag with coins beyond brimming.
You pack up what is left of your wares as the market finally calms down, loading your cart. Perhaps you’ll purchase a duck on the way home. You’re feeling rich enough to splurge a little and fill your belly to satisfaction.
Epic Armoury’s Merchant Suede Bag is a large, flat leather belt pouch. The bag is closed by securing the full-grain leather strap and brass buckle. Two 8 cm leather loops on the back allow the bag to be attached to your belt.
The bag is made from dyed split-leather and is stitched around the edges with flattened leather cord to ensure a product that will withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment. When adding the final touches to any multitude of characters, this Merchant Suede Bag is a neutral solution that will last a long time.
Historically referred to and used like a “pocket” before pockets were added to clothing
Pouches worn at the belt have been found in Swedish and English burial sites pre-dating 1000 A.D.
Your Knight’s Code is one of valor, truth, and courage. You are tasked with defending the innocent and the weak, and today your oath is being tested. A dark knight has destroyed both your shield and sword during a duel, and he advances upon you.
This honorless fiend believes he has won, but you will not allow yourself to perish without taking this evil with you in the process. You grab for your Stiletto still at your waist, and prepare to make a final desperate attempt to lodge the blade between the dark knight’s armour.
Let your god guide your hand...for you have only one chance.
The bestselling Epic Armoury Stiletto is a solid dagger with a comfortable split-leather wrapped handle. The crossguard has a simple and elegant design, protecting the 13 cm grip when in use. When fighting enemies in heavy plate armour, daggers like this would have been worn by a knight and forced between the joints during combat.
Made from durable closed cell foam around a fibreglass core and finished with a strong latex coating, you can feel confident that your LARP weapon will provide the safety and appeal you want when crafting your authentic kit. Whether your business is running the realm, defending your homestead or backstabbing the higher-social classes, this multi-purpose tool is for you.
Worn at the waist and used as both a utility tool and a side-arm in battle
Historically designed for stabbing or cutting, while proving ineffective at slashing
Also known as the “lady’s knife,” because it could be easily hidden under skirts
They approached the entrace to the abandoned temple. Treme casting his glance at the incredibly lifelike statue that stood at the gate. Too life like. Like its eyes were following him. But that was ridiculous. No one had been here in years and any magics would have long since wickered away. No, there couldn't be anyone here. The only person that even knew this place existed was the strange man at the tavern that seemed far too emotionally attached to his obviously fake beard and heavy, clanky, armour.
You watch the caravan coming up the road from far off, counting at least two guards and a handful of merchants. Only one of them is on horseback, with the cart pulled by a sad pair of mules.
You feel confident in your new Rogue Torso armour, smirking as you signal to your fellows who lie in the shadows. There may not be much to steal, but you and your mates will take it all.
Epic Armoury’s Epic Dark Rogue Torso is a cuirass made from leather and steel. This breastplate circles the neck in a narrow U-shape, with the steel chest protecting the thorax before sloping around the ribcage to protect under the arms. The steel plate is fitted on brown leather using heavy-duty rivets, and is secured using straps around the back and across the shoulderblades. The lower edge of the breast plate rounds to fit against the crest of the hips, dipping down into a point at the front. This design is mimicked by the overlapped leather plate, which also serves as an anchor for the Rogue Tassets.
The Rogue Torso is designed to match Epic Armoury’s Rogue Armour, but is fully usable with other Epic Armoury metal products, giving you the freedom to customize your character’s costume. Made of 1 mm thick galvanized mild steel and top-grain leather, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Plate armour became more popular as firearm technology became more prevalent during the 13th century
Historically designed with sculpted ridges and overlapping plates to provide reinforced protection and to deflect attacks on a chaotic battlefield
The toll of looking this darn good is that people stare at you everywhere you go. Striding down the street on your beautiful, but sturdy mare, the townsfolk eye you as one might a king--or at the very least, a very rich lord.
Can you blame them? You are decorated in your Corrazina, a piece of armour so regal you might as well be royalty. Let them look in awe! Just don’t let them get their peasant hands all over the fine suede.
Epic Armoury’s Green Corrazina is a beautiful low-fantasy piece of armour protecting the front and back of the torso and abdomen. The plate rests at the waist and is sculpted to fit the body and add structural strength to the steel. This steel riveted piece has been covered with a luxurious and soft layer of green suede leather, giving it a particularly rich appearance.
The Corrazina is constructed using multiple metal plates in order to bend comfortably around the body, and is further adjusted to fit your torso using top-grain leather straps at the shoulders, sides, and along the front. It is fully usable with Epic Armoury’s other metal work products, giving you the freedom to customize your character’s costume. Made of 1 mm thick galvanized mild steel, suede leather, and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Corrazina armour was a style of armour where metal plates were fastened to leather or fabric
You’ve tried so many types of armour, but none ever seemed to work for you. Your torso was too big or too small; or you couldn’t bend or there wasn’t enough protection. That is until the blacksmith finally made you the Scouts Torso Armour.
This armour is perfect. It still offers solid metal protection to your heart and spine, and you are able to bend and stoop while scouting--an important element when attempting to hide from enemies. You only wish you’d found it sooner!
Epic Armoury’s Scouts Torso Armour is a simple low-fantasy breastplate and backplate protecting the upper torso. The plates comes down to the waist, allowing for increased flexibility compared to a traditional breastplate. Both the front and back plates are made from 1 mm thick mild steel, and are secured with top-grain leather straps at the shoulders and around the ribs.
Sculpted to fit the body and add structural strength to the steel, this steel riveted piece has been polished to a high-gloss finish to appeal to the knights in shining armour. The Scouts Torso Armour is neutral in style. Wear it alone or with shoulderguards and a helmet of your choice--we definitely recommend a gambeson! We also offer this style in several sizes to help accommodate different body types, and it’s built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Historically designed with a rounded shape to disperse the force of attacks on a chaotic battlefield
Plate armour became more popular as firearm technology became more prevalent during the 13th century
Epic Armoury’s Char-a'ina Epic Dark is a simple low-fantasy, historically based piece of armour protecting the front and back of the torso and abdomen, that has its origin in Persia, modern day Iran. Using four plates, one on the front, back and sides, the Char-a'ina held together by full grain straps that criss cross arcross your back and can be tightend and loosend between your sides.
The large blank areas on the Char-a'ina is perfect for those of you who wishes to add a personal ingraving to your armour, as this was also a historical tendency for those who wore it, during its heyday.
The Char-a'ina is was historically, used in conjunction with chain mails or chain shirts. Made of 1 mm thick mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Char-a'ina translates as "four mirror", referring to the four plates that compose this type of armour.
The historical examples that survive to today are usually those of noblemen, highly detailed and engraved with scenes of from the lives of those that wore them.
Our version is an amalgemation of the different designs rather than one specific, in order to create a more general look.
PLEASE NOTE: Discontinued in 2019. Pre-orders subject to stock availability.
Dawn is still an hour away, the sky still a deep blue as you don your Female Leather Armour and head out to the training grounds. You are a warrior and a loyal soldier, and you take your role seriously. Before the sun rises you will have practiced your sword strikes one thousand times.
Your muscles are perfected with the ingrained memory of those strikes. Your dedicated training makes combat as easy as breathing, and you look forward to testing your skills once more on the battlefield.
Epic Armoury’s Female Leather Armour is a leather cuirass designed to protect the female torso while also providing great flexibility. The upper chestplate, shaped to the female body, is made from sturdy full-grain leather and covers the shoulder, chest, and under the arms. Soft split-leather covers the abdomen and back to allow great mobility, embellished with a squared stitching pattern and a scalloped edge along the top. A stiff full-grain leather flange is stitched to the lower edge to help turn blows away from the hips.
Wear the Female Leather Armour by adjusting the leather cords along the flanks and front opening, and the leather straps along the shoulders. This armour is fully compatible with other Epic Armoury leather and metal armour pieces. While designed to fit an Imperial setting, the style will also match a broad range of worlds and characters, allowing you the freedom to create your own unique style.
Historically looked down upon as a form of armour, as metal was preferred
Finely crafted leather cuirasses were often worn by high-ranking officers and officials, including several Roman Emperors