ROMAN STUDDED ARM GUARDS(IR80731) KEY FEATURES: * Strong durable leather * Metal Studded armour accents * Perfect piece for the collector or reenactor
ROMAN VAMBRACES Vambraces are "tubular" or "gutter" defences for the forearm, developed first in the ancient world by the Romans, but only formally named during the early 14th century, as part of a suit of plate armour. They were made of either leather, sometimes reinforced with longitudinal strips of hardened hide or metal (a crafting method named "splinted armour"), or from a single piece of worked steel and worn with other pieces of armour. Vambraces are generally called forearm guards, with or without separate couters. Archers often wear bracers, a variant of vambraces, to protect their arms while shooting.