Just finished making a leather Vambrace

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Just finished making a leather Vambrace

Postby JimGiant » 20 Nov 2014 00:59

Just finished making my first vambrace recycled from an old suitcase.

6 hours work, total cost about £5 (for needles, thread and Stanley knife).
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Re: Just finished making a leather Vambrace

Postby MEversbergII » 20 Nov 2014 15:03

Not bad. How's wrist mobility?

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Re: Just finished making a leather Vambrace

Postby JimGiant » 20 Nov 2014 18:36

MEversbergII wrote:Not bad. How's wrist mobility?

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Thanks. Wrist mobility is fine because it's not reinforced over the wrist. The real test will come tonight during practice.

Ended up much tighter than I planned though because I sewed the buckles on to the first layer without factoring in how much thicker it was going to be with the extra layer and reinforcement. My stitching leaves a lot to be desired as well, I'll probably end up paying a tailor to adjust the buckle position and add some stronger stitching.
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Re: Just finished making a leather Vambrace

Postby JimGiant » 21 Nov 2014 14:08

Uploading a making of video + first sparring footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWDeCfw ... e=youtu.be
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Re: Just finished making a leather Vambrace

Postby MEversbergII » 21 Nov 2014 15:13

Cheers! Reminds me of when a buddy of mine and I used to play with leathercraft years ago. Back then I was working on wax-hardened llamelar. Oh how time flies!

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