You’ve tried so many types of armour, but none ever seemed to work for you. Your torso was too big or too small; or you couldn’t bend or there wasn’t enough protection. That is until the blacksmith finally made you the Scouts Torso Armour.
This armour is perfect. It still offers solid metal protection to your heart and spine, and you are able to bend and stoop while scouting--an important element when attempting to hide from enemies. You only wish you’d found it sooner!
Epic Armoury’s Scouts Torso Armour is a simple low-fantasy breastplate and backplate protecting the upper torso. The plates comes down to the waist, allowing for increased flexibility compared to a traditional breastplate. Both the front and back plates are made from 1 mm thick mild steel, and are secured with top-grain leather straps at the shoulders and around the ribs.
Sculpted to fit the body and add structural strength to the steel, this steel riveted piece has been polished to a high-gloss finish to appeal to the knights in shining armour. The Scouts Torso Armour is neutral in style. Wear it alone or with shoulderguards and a helmet of your choice--we definitely recommend a gambeson! We also offer this style in several sizes to help accommodate different body types, and it’s built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Available in sizes Small/Medium, Large/X-Large, and 2XL/3XL.
Historically designed with a rounded shape to disperse the force of attacks on a chaotic battlefield
Plate armour became more popular as firearm technology became more prevalent during the 13th century
Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
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.