Good forearm protection needs to be rigid, but this doesn’t have to compromise comfort. When creating a functional fencing vambrace fit for a dragon rider, I knew I wanted to offer a made-to-measure service, ensuring a close and comfortable fit.
Enter the Draconid: made to order from hardened 8mm leather, it features a Medieval arming lace system to solve the age-old issue of bracers sliding up and down during bouts. Using high quality natural materials, it provides solid protection while giving an aesthetic nod to the tales of history and fantasy that inspire our martial arts.
The Draconid Vambrace is made from premium hardened 8mm buffalo hide, offering truly rigid protection against cuts to the forearm. The leather features natural texturing, offering a rugged “dragonskin” appearance. It has been finished with a waterproof acrylic sheen.
The pattern is cut with a deep V to the inner arm, allowing the elbow to flex naturally without impediment.
The wet-formed flare to the elbow does an excellent job of deflecting cuts to the bone, but if you’re looking for extra elbow protection, we offer a laced-on hardened buffalo elbow cup for an extra £20.
The vambrace closes to the inner arm via two leather straps with brass buckles.
An accompanying leather patch with arming laces will ensure that the vambrace sits properly and doesn’t slip up and down.
Simply stitch the patch onto the elbow of your jacket where the vambrace sits most comfortably, and lace the vambrace to it using the leather thong pieces included.
Each Draconid Vambrace is made to order and to your specific measurements, ensuring a comfortable fit for fencers of all shapes and sizes.
To order yours, please complete the form below, using the diagram to take your measurements. I will respond within three days, giving you a timescale for shipping, and an invoice for payment to complete your order.
Looking for custom leather protection that will stand up to some serious sparring? Contact us to discuss your ideas.