You stand so very tall in your armour, the hard edges of your Renegade Shoulders glinting in the sunlight. From far away you pose an intimidating threat, and up close you are terrifying.
Known as The Renegade, you are a mercenary for hire and you and your team have never lost a battle. It is a testament to your great intelligence as well as your might, for you control the battlefield in more ways than one.
Epic Armoury’s Polished Steel Renegade Shoulders is a set of spaulders designed to protect the upper arms, shoulder and face. Handcrafted from 1mm thick mild steel, this shoulder guard features three overlapping plates that provide great protection and movement. The shape of the top plate is specifically designed to deflect hits to the shoulder, while also protecting the face thanks to the curved sword breaker. These plates are attached with vegetable tanned leather and steel rivets.
The Renegade Shoulders are designed to match Epic Armoury’s Renegade set, a mercenary inspired armour set that is great for many body sizes and types. It can also be paired with other Epic Armoury armours in order to fully customize your character’s look. Secure the Renegade Shoulder by looping the included canvas ties through the leather shoulder piece and the top plate, choosing from the available holes to achieve the best fit. This shoulder piece straps across the chest and back. Finally, strap the second leather strap around the upper arm to keep the armour firmly in place.
- Historically designed with sculpted ridges and overlapping plates to provide reinforced protection and to deflect attacks on a chaotic battlefield
- The overlapping plates are referred to as ‘lames’
- Similar to a pauldron, except that this spaulder does not protect the armpits
- 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.