We offer an increasing range of DIY Leather Armour Kits. Customers frequently choose these for LARP and Cosplay, or in the Heavier versions SCA and HEMA combat, where the 5mm (13/64th Inches) thickness of leather, is capable of protecting them from substantial damage.
All of our kits have all the leather, rivets and thread required to assemble them, you will need a few tools though, a hammer or small mallet to close the rivets and if you want the rivet heads to have a nice finish a rivet setter or two to suit 8mm and 12mm cap head rivets (can be purchased from many leather suppliers or ebay) For items that require sewing, a small sharp awl is very useful to enlarge stitch holes. For more advanced kits you will need a sharp craft knife to trim the leather and a few punches generally a 3mm and 4mm one will be sufficient but if you want to add extra lacing eyelets a 6mm will need to be added.
Each of our Armours has a unique style and a number of features.
Each Asmund DIY Armour Kit has a massive 25cm (10 inch) size adjustment, great if it might be worn by a number of people. Inspired by the Asmund Beserks-Slayer, a Viking hero of the Icelandic legendary saga of Egils and embossed with original designs created for Black Raven by our very own Viking hero Artist Micke Johansson
Offers great fitting for ladies, a practical DIY Armour Kit that offers far more protection than a chain maille bikini. This design really has come as a result of years of feedback…This war maiden ladies leather armour set, designed by Alex Agricola the founder of Black Raven Armoury, with stunning original Norse Art by our very own Vitor Gonzalez
With a great range of sizes available this versatile leather armour in a unique style was our first kit, offering a unique style that is easy to build for even the most inexperienced leather worker. Designed by Alex Agricola the founder of Black Raven Armoury, with stunning original Norse Art by our very own Vitor Gonzalez