23526Re: [SCA-Archery] Making an Armguard?
- Sep 24, 2007
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From: Richard Yeager
Sent: 9/24/07 3:08:59 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Making an Armguard?
What 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
Cuan mac Niall
I used a couple of layers of 2-3 oz soft leather to make my bracer, having
had my fill of stiff leather that tended to slide down my
arm and grate at my wrist. I cheated, though; I put an aluminum splint
between the layers in a sewn channel along the inside of my forearm.
Keeps the string from hitting tender little me, still feels comfortable
even after several hours of wearing, and looks damn good besides.
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