When you live as dangerously (and arguably illegally) as you, it’s important to keep all the necessary protections on hand. A hood to cover your face is important, but if you had to give a young thief some important advice--you’d tell him to protect his neck.
Your Shoulder Armour and Neck Guard protect your throat from would be assassins and hangmen with a hungry noose. So long as you are quick on your feet and look out for yourself, this is one piece of gear that is liable to keep you thieving for a long time.
Epic Armoury’s Shoulder Armour and Neck Guard are a set of leather armour with two spaulders and a gorget to protect the shoulders and throat. Made from vegetable-tanned full-grain leather, this armour uses overlapping plates and two small sword-breakers to deflect attacks away from the head. All exposed edges are reinforced with leather and stitching to prevent it from deforming with excessive use.
Secure the Shoulder Armour and Neck Guard around your neck by threading a leather strap through two loops on the back. Adjust the piece to your size by tightening the heavy leather cords and straps at the upper arms. Handsome to behold and designed to be a neutral style, use this armour with an assortment of characters across a multitude of worlds.
Available in Black/Brown and Brown/Black; and in size Large.
- Inspired by armour historically made from metal
- Historically designed with sculpted ridges and overlapping plates to provide reinforced protection and to deflect attacks on a chaotic battlefield
- Also referred to as a gorget, which means throat
- Early versions were typically worn under the breastplate and backplate to support the weight of the heavy plate armour
- Made from natural, full-grain quality leather
- Straps and fittings made from natural, top-grain quality leather
- Top-grain leather fittings
- Stitching around edges strengthen structural stability and increase lifetime
- Colours dyed into material
- Handmade by qualified professionals. Measurements are approximations.
Natural leather products are very durable, but require regular maintenance with leather care products to stay flexible and to increase life-time. Make sure your leather products are kept dry when stored. Let wet leather dry naturally before treating. If frequently wet and dry, increase frequency of maintenance.
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.