You enjoy the finer things in life and lately you’ve become accustomed to the feel of soft fabric draped across you. When the call of adventure comes, you take your sturdy Imperial Gorget and other armour and you have it lined in luxurious black velvet.
And now, everywhere you go people know exactly who you are. Your legend has spread, and in utter comfort every step of the way.
Epic Armoury’s Imperial Gorget is a gorget designed to sit around the neck, providing protection to the thorax and shoulders. Molded to sit comfortably around the neck and rest on the shoulders, this gorget offers some of the best protection for the battlefield. Overlapping leather provides more coverage, while the velvet lining and the scalloped edges give this armour a rich appearance. The brass knobs along the neck and beneath the collarbone are used to attach the matching Imperial Bevor for a complete look.
Secure the Imperial Gorget by sliding it over the head and sitting it comfortably over the shoulders. Made of thick, hardened top-grain leather, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather care.
Available in colours Dark Red, Green, and Epic Black.
Also referred to as a gorget, which means throat
Early versions were typically worn under the breastplate and backplate to support the weight of the heavier plate armour
Later versions were larger and designed to be worn over clothing
Made from natural, full-grain quality leather
Straps and fittings made from natural, top-grain quality leather
Top-grain leather fittings
Stitching around edges strengthen structural stability and increase lifetime
Colours dyed into material
Handmade by qualified professionals. Measurements are approximations.
Natural leather products are very durable, but require regular maintenance with leather care products to stay flexible and to increase life-time. Make sure your leather products are kept dry when stored. Let wet leather dry naturally before treating. If frequently wet and dry, increase frequency of maintenance.
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.