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Leather Ring Tunic

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This Ring Tunic is an original design by The Inner Bailey, created for Richard the Lion Heart in a professional stage production of "A Lion in Winter". Hand-stitched trim accents at the neck and arms make this light armor fit for a king!

Shown here in Dark Brown 4-oz Suede ~ Securely riveted black leather straps support the rings while forming a decorative pattern, both front and back. The absence of rings across the midsection allows for wearing a belt or swordbelt comfortably.

The sides are grommeted and laced with leather lacings, making this tunic easy to put on and remove, and to give a bit of size adjustability.

Suede Colors: Black, Dark Brown
Leather Colors: Black, Brown
Hardware:
Nickel or Brass

Leather Ring Tunic - $500 sizes S/M/L
Larger sizes please inquire for quote



 

Scale of the Saxon Shore

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For centuries, the shores of Britain were landfall to invaders from the sea. Saxons, Frisians, Northmen ~ all adventurers seeking new lands, glory, and the easy wealth of plunder.

In tribute to the raiders and indeed to the brave-hearted defenders who faced them, we've created our Scale of the Saxon Shore.

Worthy of a war leader; crafted of 9 to 11 oz leather with an overall average thickness just under a half inch, and adorned with brass and steel studwork at the neck and lower edge.

Designed for maximum mobility ~ unrestricted arm movement and optimal length for ease of bending and sitting. Solid leather guards your weapon side, with buckles down your shield side.

Each cuirass is custom sized, with pricing based on "average" sizes ~ we'll get the appropriate measurements from you, at time of order.

Pictured in photo with our Spangenhelm and Viking Baldric.

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Leather Colors: Black, Dark Brown (shown)
Hardware:
Hardware is a mix of brass, steel, and Nickel-plated brass

Scale of the Saxon Shore - $450 to $500 sizes S/M/L
Chest or waist over 48" please inquire for quote


 

Viking Age Gambeson

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Based on scenes depicted in the decorative panels of the Sutton Hoo Helmet, our Viking Age Gambeson is a handsome example of an early Medieval form of armor. Artifacts from both the Sutton Hoo and Vendel finds clearly illustrate warriors wearing armor of this style into combat.

The overlapping front affords some extra protection of vital organs; and, like gambesons of later periods, these were likely made from a number of different materials. Styling also probably varied somewhat, and warriors of differing ranks and financial means would likely be found wearing them over tunics or maille.

Two layers of 3 to 4 oz leather are employed throughout all elements of our gambeson to create a garment that's of a fairly substantial thickness yet remains supple and comfortable. We've modified our version slightly from the originals by using an open underarm, short sleeved design, both for ventilation and unrestricted movement.

The edges along the entire front are encased with trim and feature a double row of decorative stitching. The bottom edges of the gambeson and sleeves are hemmed and also decorated with a double row of stitch work. To enhance mobility, the sides feature a small split. The edges of the splits are also encased and decorated. All seams and trim are carefully and securely stitched by hand.

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Viking Age Gambeson - $935 sizes S/M/L
Larger sizes please inquire for quote


 

Gothic / Fantasy Studded Leather Armor

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Photo 2 - Tony Curran wearing our Gothic Armor in the 2005 film Beowulf & Grendel

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Riveted Scale Armor

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The use of scale armor covers a considerable time frame, beginning centuries prior to the powerful Legions of Ancient Rome and continuing to serve on Medieval battlefields.

Traditionally, scale is constructed of leather, metal and sometimes even horn scales riveted or sewn to a cloth or leather backing garment.

Our Riveted Scale Armor breaks with this tradition by employing a unique construction technique ~ we've skipped the backing garment altogether. Instead, we securely rivet leather scales to each other as the armor is formed resulting in solid and durable, double layered protection. This riveting method resists separation and upward curling so your armor keeps looking good as it gets older.

Our cuirass is constructed of 5 to 6 oz chrome oil tanned leather. The double layer of supple leather affords you protection up to 3/16 of an inch thick while remaining lightweight and comfortable. Suitable for most forms of combat. We recommend SCA fighters check with their local marshalls regarding armor safety requirements.

The armor pictured is a deep chocolate brown with gilt rivets and rings.

Leather Colors: Black, Dark Brown
Hardware:
Nickel or Brass

Riveted Scale Armor - Starting at $350
See size chart for pricing


 

Clan Andrews Brigandine

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Traditional brigandine armor features small plates sandwiched between two layers of leather, thus covering the plates and leaving just the rivet heads showing. The "open-faced" style of brig can be seen in several period films and is popularly associated with Scotland.

Fox's excellent version of Robin Hood depicts Prince John's household footmen wearing this style of armor featuring steel plates.

Our Clan Andrews Brig is constructed of 5 to 6 oz chrome/oil-tanned backing leather to which 10 to 12 oz leather plates are securely riveted. The edges of each plate are beveled for a beautiful finished look. Buckles on each side allow adjustment for a comfortable fit over maille, gambeson, or tunic.

Available with buckled shoulders (shown in brown), or with stitched shoulders (shown in black and brown with optional decorative stitching at neck and armholes).

Leather Colors: Black, Brown
Hardware:
Nickel or Brass

Clan Andrews Brigandine - $325 sizes S/M/L
Larger sizes please inquire for quote


 

Armor of the Immortals

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Photo 2 - Gerard Butler wearing our Armor of the Immortals in the 2005 film Beowulf & Grendel

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Lamellar Armor

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A classic armor design spanning many periods and cultures; as far-ranging as Scandinavia to Japan.

Lamellar is constructed of small plates laced together, resulting in a surprisingly strong form of protection. The overlap of plates inherent in this design offers essentially two layers of leather. Heavy-duty lace affords superior strength and durability.

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Buckled closures on both sides provide overlap for excellent rib protection. We've illustrated both a simple cuirass and a cuirass with pauldrons at the shoulders and tassets belted at the waist.

Leather Colors: 9 - 11 oz Black or Brown
Hardware:
Nickel or Brass

Lamellar Armor - Starting at $300
See size chart for pricing





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