Someone might say that you are a cruel person. The truth is that you aren’t cruel--but you certainly aren’t a hero, either. The Battle of Delle is not one for your homeland or for your own people, but the pay is good and the fighting even better.
Life as a mercenary has made you into a hardened and effective warrior, and while some call it ‘luck’ when your enemy’s sword slides off your Merc Armour, you call it strategy. After all, now your enemy’s heart is a wide open target.
This bestselling armour set includes Epic Armoury’s Mercenary Torso Armour, Tassets, Shoulder Plates, RFB Arm Protection, and RFB Leg Protection, in order to fully gear your costume needs at a lower cost. Each piece is made from mild steel with rolled edges and top-grain leather straps and fittings, built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment while keeping the user safe and comfortable. With regular leather and metal armour care, you can expect this armour set to last for a long time!
Available in Black and Brown leather, and in size Medium/Large.
A cuirass made from leather and steel covering the front and back of the wearer's torso. The front of this breastplate circles the wearer’s neck in an inverted U-shape, with the chest apex protecting the thorax before sloping around the ribcage to protect under the arms. The lower edge of the breast plate is slightly rounded, allowing it to fit around the crests of the hips and still cover the vulnerable pelvis. The steel plate is fitted on a brown leather suit, which straps to the back leather plate at the shoulders and the sides.
Tassets reminiscent of the typical pikeman armour of the late medieval and renaissance era. The piece consists of three broad metal plates overlapping each other to provide laminate protection for the hips and upper thigh. Historically, these laminate plates and its sculpted ridges reinforced the armour and helped deflect the attacks suffered in the large pike mass-brawls of the medieval European battlefield. The tassets leave the pelvis somewhat unprotected, and normally a cod-piece would be added to protect the groin area. The Mercenary Tassets are the only tassets not fully interchangeable with other Epic Armours, as they have been made specially to fit the Torso Armour Merc through a set of square eyelets on the Merc armour. The tassets are secured in place with leather cords.
A set of two shoulder guards. The spaulders are metal plates with sculpted ridges overlapping one another to provide laminate protection for the shoulder-joints and upper arms. The Shoulder Plate Mercenary goes very well with the ‘Merc’ armours but are fully interchangeable with other Epic Armoury armours, giving full freedom to customize characters costumes.
RFG Arm & Leg Protection
An essential for any person intending to experience the battlefield. Due to these vambraces’ and greaves’ simple style, this packaged deal is an armour solution that can be used across different genres and character-types.
- Historically designed with sculpted ridges and overlapping plates to provide reinforced protection and to deflect 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.