Historical leather armour

Frequently asked questions



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What is leather armour?

Leather armour is a type of protective gear made from leather that was historically used in combat and is now popular in re-enactments, LARP, and cosplay for its aesthetic appeal.

How is leather armour made?

My historical leather armour is crafted by cutting, shaping, and joining pieces of quality leather. The leather is often moulded to fit the body, and straps or lacing are added for adjustability.

What types of leather are used for crafting armour?

I predominantly use vegetable-tanned leather, which offers strength, flexibility, and a highly adaptable appearance.

Can you customise leather armour?

Yes, I offer custom leather armour services, allowing you to request specific designs, colours measurements, and additional features tailored to your preferences.

Do you offer custom sizing for leather armour?

Yes, it is important to have custom sizing options to ensure a proper and comfortable fit for each piece.

How durable is leather armour?

Leather armour is quite durable, especially when well-crafted from quality materials. Its lifespan depends on usage and maintenance, but it can withstand normal wear and tear.

How long does it take to create a bespoke leather armour piece?

The time to create historical leather armour varies depending on the complexity of the design, but it may take several weeks to complete a custom order.

Can leather armour be worn for re-enactments?

Yes, leather armour is often used in historical re-enactments due to its historical accuracy and ability to provide good protection.

How do I properly care for and maintain leather armour?

Proper leather armour care involves keeping it clean, avoiding exposure to excessive moisture or sunlight, and occasionally applying leather conditioner to maintain its suppleness.

Are your leather armour products historically accurate?

I can create historical leather armour that closely resembles authentic designs, but there are certain techniques that I am unable to replicate exactly. Contact me directly if you need a piece that is crafted from a certain method.


Do you offer international shipping?

Yes, but shipping costs and delivery times may vary depending on the destination.

Can you replicate specific historical or fantasy designs?

Yes, I can replicate most specific historical or fantasy designs, provided I have sufficient reference material and an accurate brief.

What other leather accessories do you offer?

In addition to armour, I craft leather accessories such as belts, pouches, wristbands, and other items.

Can leather armour be used for cosplay or LARP (Live-Action Role-Playing)?

Yes, leather armour is commonly used in both cosplay and LARP events due to its realistic appearance and comfort during role-playing activities.

Are your leather armour products suitable for women?

Yes, leather armour can be crafted to suit various body types and is commonly available in sizes and styles suitable for women.

Can leather armour be worn comfortably for long periods?

When properly fitted, leather armour can be comfortable for extended wear, but individual preferences and the specific design may influence comfort levels.

Can I request modifications to an existing leather armour design?

Yes, you can request modifications or customised additions to existing leather armour designs.

Are your leather armour pieces adjustable?

Yes, leather armour typically features adjustable straps or lacing, providing some flexibility in fit for the wearer.

Can you provide guidance on choosing the right leather armour for my needs?

I am happy to offer guidance and assistance in choosing the appropriate armour based on your needs, preferences, and intended use.


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