23522Re: [SCA-Archery] Making an Armguard?
- Sep 24, 2007What draw weight are you using? Heavier weights will require a heavier leather. We typically use oil tanned leather as opposed to tooling leather in our arm-guards. It is more supple and comfortable. The tooling leather is better for really heavy weight bows or if you want to decorate the arm-guard.
Cuan mac Niall
David Ludwig <dludwig@...> wrote: Hello all,
For those of you familiar with leatherworking, I have a question:
Not too long ago, I started getting into archery and am now looking to
have my own set of equipment, instead of a borrowed set. I am
interested in making a leather armguard, but have virtually no
experience with leatherworking. I have a pattern for a bracer that
looks like it'll do, but am not sure what kind of leather I ought to use.
Looking through the Tandy Leather catalog has given me some clues, but
I am still largely unsure of what to get. My best guess is that a
tooling leather in the range of 6-10 oz would work, but that seems
like a fairly wide range. What I am looking for is a weight that is
hard enough to deflect errant bowstrings, but still have some softness
and flexibility to it.
Any thoughts on what type of leather might work?
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