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Anatomical splinted bracers




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Anatomical splinted bracers

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  • Material of metal plates  cold-rolled steel - 1.0 mm (18 ga)
  • Fastenings leather straps with steel nickel-plated buckles
  • Color of leather fastening black
  • Rivets steel nails
  • Manufacturing time standard manufacturing time 5-7 months
  • Fast Shipping  Absent
  • Finish treatment satin polishing
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Custom made

This item is a custom-made, which means that our crafters use individual body measurements of a client for manufacture. Such type of manufacturing provides with a perfect fit of an item.

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Here is anatomical splinted bracers, the very same which were popular in the XIV century in German lands. The most famous knights of the Holy Roman Empire, from Stralsund to Nice, from Luxembourg to Vienna were strutting around in similar steel bracers. This German medieval armor was so good that knight had been even buried in them, pictured on the gravestones and effigies.

Effigy of Otto von Orlamünde, 1340, Kloster Himmelkron, Himmelkron, Bavaria, Germany

Effigy of Ritter Burkhard von Steinberg (oh. 1379). St. Martin's Church, Hildesheim

Effigy of Kaiser Günther von Schwarzburg, 1349, Saint Bartholomeus' Cathedral, Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany

As you see, even Kaiser did not have an aversion to wear it, even though it was a “Kaiser for a year”.

History of this forearm protection is quite interesting. This medieval arm armor is a historical milestone between early plates’ medieval armor and steel plate armor. Epoch of brigandine armor originated dozens of various arm protection and this simple but robust variant was among them.

Bracers consist of lengthwise strips (splints), riveted to the leather base. Then and now, such design allows good arm protecting; at the same time, it is quite light, good fitting and does not restrict arm movements during the fight. In time, leather in bracers’ construction will be represented by belts only. Splinted brigandine protection will be forgotten, as new battle fashion – “white” plate armor – requires that. Still, in the middle of the XIV century, just this functional medieval armor protects forearms of the knights of the Holy Roman Empire and we remodeled this one in particular.

You can use this handcrafted splinted bracers for:

  • SCA
  • HEMA
  • Larp
  • Stage performances
  • Medieval festivals
  • Reenactment events


If you don’t like the received product for any reason, you may send it back to us within 14 days. If the received item has defects or does not fit your parameters, we will make a new item and send it to you at our costs. If postal service lost your parcel, we make a search of it. If parcel could not be found, we make new item at our expenses.


We ship orders via National Postal Service, who carries order to your local post office. Upon shipping, we provide you with tracking number of parcel. If you need express delivery (DHL, TNT, etc.), please contact us.


Every product is handcrafted and requires time for manufacture. Approximate time:

  • Gambeson and padded armor – 8-9 weeks;
  • Costumes and other clothing – 4-6 weeks;
  • Brigandines – 3-4 months;
  • Leather accessories 2-4 weeks;
  • Metal armor – 2-5 months.

Please contact us if you would like to know more precise terms.

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Amazing vambraces. Exactly as pictured. 35 years fighting in the SCA and have never had armor that was more functional or aesthetically pleasing.
Excellent armor that looks just as good as it protects! Made to fit over a gambeson, there is more then enough room in the straps to snuggly tighten them to my arms. Strong straps and well made brass buckles just add to the wonderful craftsmanship. Every time I have brought them out to show some one, they have been one of the shining points of all my armor and bring a lot of interest.
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