You’ve been eyeing those gleaming, beautiful Bazubands for weeks. They are still available at the same craftsman’s stall, set on display for all those to see. You keep imagining how those bracers are befitting a warrior, intimidating and skilled. If you wore them, maybe you would become just a little more like a hero.
Unfortunately, you can’t afford such master crafting. The asking price is more than you could make in a year! But you simply can’t stop thinking about them...maybe that craftsman would be interested in an incredibly enthusiastic apprentice?
Epic Armoury’s Polished Steel Bazuband is an elegant piece of armour designed to protect your forearms. The Bazuband is a compromise between the discomfort of gauntlets and the mobility of demi-gauntlets, providing comfort and the freedom of movement you desire. Paired with your own leather glove, these robust steel plates efficiently protect the back of your hand, thumb, and underarm while strong chainmail connect the plates to ensure unbridled--but protected--movement.
The Bazuband is fully usable with other Epic Armoury metal products, giving you the freedom to customize your character’s costume. Made of 1 mm thick mild steel and vegetable-tanned 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.
Gloves sold separately
Available in Polished Steel and Epic Dark finishes; and sizes Small/Medium and Large/X-Large.
- Originated in the Asia Minor during the 12th- to 14th-centuries
- Specifically designed to protect the wrist to the elbow
- Also known as naruchi (Russia and Eastern Europe) and dastana (India)
- 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
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.