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SCA Heavy Combat Leather Armor Kit - Full by Epic-Leather SCA Heavy Combat Leather Armor Kit - Full by Epic-Leather
SCA Heavy Combat Leather Armor Kit

Original Design - Crafted with free floating plates to allow fluid movement on the battlefield.  

Materials:
16 oz Veg Tan Leather
5 oz Oiled Leather
#9 Copper Rivets
Fiebings Dye
Sealant

Hardened with the Cuir Bouilli technique.

Other shots and Armor from this set:
SCA Heavy Combat Leather Armor Kit - Front by Epic-LeatherSCA Heavy Combat Leather Armor Kit - Back by Epic-LeatherSCA Heavy Combat Leather Armor - Sword and Board by Epic-LeatherSCA Heavy Combat Leather Armor Kit - Ready by Epic-LeatherSCA Heavy Combat Leather Armor Kit - Full Set by Epic-LeatherSCA Leather Gauntlets and Vambraces by Epic-Leather
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lVlittens Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017
Surprised you are allowed to use this in SCA tbh. I thought the SCA was historical.
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ShadowDancerBrony Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
The SCA has both historical crafting for period appropriate pieces; and period sword techniques which require protective (not necessarily historically accurate) armor to participate in.
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Epic-Leather Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is, I am using Historical crafting techniques, materials, and designs.  I only rearranged them in an original fashion.  You can find every portion of this armor in historical accounts or sets... just in many different ones ^_^

Besides Im not a History Nazi and neither are a majority of the participants.  There are even some Armor Kits made from plastic.  You use what you have and above all have fun.  If you have run into sticklers who would have scoffed at this or others trying to make an effort then you unfortunately met up with some sticks in the mud and I apologize on behalf of the rest of us who arent dicks.
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Wolfenris Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
How much do you charge for a set like this? (Sans the helmet, of course)
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Epic-Leather Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
It would depend on the size of the armor and leather needed (SCA or LARP grade).  It would run somewhere around the 5K mark, if you are interested we can continue the discussion in messages.
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theDOC30427 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015
Awesome! Heavy Combat Leather Armor says you. But, paint it dark red, and Juggernaut armor says I!
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Epic-Leather Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
lol Dont you know who I am!?
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theDOC30427 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
I'M THE JUGGERNAUT BITCH!!!! hahahaha. Well played.
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Alanade123 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
How did you attach the pieces on the elbows to the vambrace part of the armor? I don't get how you would be able to have the plates articulate fully while staying in place when twisting the arm or bending the arm to the side. I have been using loose rivets, but on yours, the rivet holes look too close together to do that, and I can't see any sort of strap underneath everything in any of the pictures that I've seen about this specific set of armor.
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Epic-Leather Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Im not sure what you are referring to with loose rivets, but I used old fashioned copper rivets each set by hand with a ball-peen hammer, I tried to keep construction as close to what may have been done in the middle ages.  You cant construct leather armor the same way as metal armor especially at joints because of it being organic material there is too much friction and chance of rapid wear and tear.  For articulation I used an under layer of softer oiled leather (The black textured portions) to hold the hardened plates together, under-straps as it were.  This way I dont have to worry about the hardened plates destroying themselves from use (a problem I had on my first kit) by rubbing against each other and having rivets that were too loose that could cause harm if hit in the wrong place and jab into your skin.

Just experiment and see what ways you can make it work, since there isnt much documentation on historic leather armor I made it up/figured it out as I went along to convert predominately metal designs into leather.
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Alanade123 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015
So what I'm saying is that on your elbow and upwards, you have 3 plates. I saw on this picture img14.deviantart.net/6a27/i/20… that you had rivet holes on the transition from the elbow to the upper arm, but if you attatches it tothe rivet for where the elbow plate is, then you either get a part that is incapable of having articulation, or has gaps in between each plate for the upper arm.
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Epic-Leather Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep, as I said I have them attached to a softer oiled leather for articulation.  I have full protection and movement capabilities.
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Alanade123 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
Do you have any issues with me using these pictures to make a similar set of armor and unofficially selling it? If not, do you have anything against me making them for myself?
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Epic-Leather Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
I would appreciate it if you wouldnt sell the design as it is an original, but I have no qualms with you using it at reference as long as credit is given for the inspiration or template.  Best of luck to you.
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Alanade123 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
I didn't mean selling the actual design, but selling armor that is based on your design
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viperwarp Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
Would you need to wear it with a padded gambison? I don't know how heavy the impacts are in SCA combat or if the exposed areas in the joints would be an issue.
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Epic-Leather Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Im in the process of having one made (My wife is sewing it for me the old fashioned way) but this armor doesnt need it to be combat ready.  There is enough layers and soft leather to act as padding to meet the qualifications.  Actually this set covers more than what is required to fight, the requirements are: Head, Neck, Kidneys, Wrist, Hand, Elbows, forearm, groin (cup) and knees (There are street hockey shin and knee guards under the pants).  So all of them are covered plus more.  My old kit didn't have any pauldrons and to be honest I didnt really need them, but aesthetically this set looked better with them so I made them to tie it all together, plus extra protection is nice. ^_^
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ReaperRL7-A32 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Student General Artist
You would likely survive in war 16th century
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Epic-Leather Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Haha thanks!
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