The toll of looking this darn good is that people stare at you everywhere you go. Striding down the street on your beautiful, but sturdy mare, the townsfolk eye you as one might a king--or at the very least, a very rich lord.
Can you blame them? You are decorated in your Corrazina, a piece of armour so regal you might as well be royalty. Let them look in awe! Just don’t let them get their peasant hands all over the fine suede.
Epic Armoury’s Epic Corrazina is a beautiful low-fantasy piece of armour protecting the front and back of the torso and abdomen. The plate rests at the waist and is sculpted to fit the body and add structural strength to the steel. This steel riveted piece has been covered with a luxurious and soft layer of black suede leather, giving it a particularly rich appearance.
The Corrazina is constructed using multiple metal plates in order to bend comfortably around the body, and is further adjusted to fit your torso using top-grain leather straps at the shoulders, sides, and along the front. It is fully usable with Epic Armoury’s other metal work products, giving you the freedom to customize your character’s costume. Made of 1 mm thick galvanized mild steel, suede leather, and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Corrazina armour was a style of armour where metal plates were fastened to leather or fabric
Sometimes referred to as the Brigantine style
Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
Metal is fixed to a layer of durably treated soft leather
Rolled edges with no sharp edges
Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
Polished steel finish
Epic Armoury metal works products should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage. All our metal armours contain leather parts that need regular maintenance using leather-care products to keep the leather from drying out.
If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible.
After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality machine or mineral oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.
Rust-Prevention and Removal
Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in paste wax, oil, or water-displacing liquid.
Leather Straps and Fittings
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.