Given how important your arms are in a fight, it makes sense to keep them fully protected. The metal arm armor found here at Dark Knight Armoury works wonders for keeping your arm protected, ensuring that no matter what weapon comes hurtling your way, your arms will be safe and secure behind several different pieces of plate armor. Arm armor comes in several different styles, and it falls to each individual warrior to determine what arm armor is best suited for them. Bracers typically offer the least amount of protection and are light, making them easier to wear. Next up are gauntlets, which cover part of the forearm, the wrist, and the hand, including the fingers. Pairing a gauntlet with a set of functional full arm armor provides some of the greatest protection, securing almost the whole arm behind layers of protective steel. And of course, pauldrons keep your shoulders safe and can be worn with virtually any of the above pieces. All of our metal plate armor at Dark Knight Armoury is crafted from steel and is of the highest quality, being crafted from either 16 or 18 gauge durable steel that is suited for use in both LARP battles and in SCA events. Of course, you can also choose to wear it because it looks cool, making it great gear to wear when you are concerned with your appearance for something like a theater production or a stage appearance. Want to keep your arms safe? Then take a gander through our metal arm armor section and see what catches your fancy.
Starting in the second half of the 13th century, it became more common to see steel armour for covering the elbows and knees. The 13th Century Elbow Cops offer a classic look ideal for matching 1250-1350 armour styles.
In the latter half of the 13th century, steel armour for covering the elbows and knees started to become more common. The 13th Century Medieval Elbow Cops offer a classic look ideal for matching 1250-1350 armour styles.
Steel armour for covering the elbows and knees started to become more common in the second half of the 13th century. The 13th Century Steel Elbow Cops offer a classic look ideal for matching 1250-1350 armour styles.
The 14th Century Articulated Gauntlets are great for protecting your hands while maintaining dexterity during light historic reenactment combat. These 16 gauge steel gauntlets resemble those seen throughout the 1300s and 1400s.
Steel arm protection like the 14th Century Full Arm Armour was used during the transitional period of armour. The half rerebrace and vambrace design of the arms is inspired by several brass gravestone reliefs from the period.
The 14th Century Hourglass Gauntlets feature an hourglass-shaped cuff that helps protect the wrist and back of the hand. Several plates guard each of the fingers, which include leather rings to help keep them in place when worn.
Combined with arm armour and gauntlets, this kind of simple shoulder armour continued in use up through the middle of the 15th century. The 14th Century Spaulders offer straightforward protection with their rigid steel construction.
Steel gauntlets serve as an essential piece of medieval armour, protecting the fingers and hands of a warrior. The 15th Century Decorated German Gauntlets feature excellent style and functionality, covering fingertip to wrist.
Inspired by arm protection popular from 1450 to 1550, the 15th Century Full Arm Armour features riveted leather inlays for comfort. In addition to protection, lateral hinges at the elbows allow maximum flexibility while fighting.
Add some finesse to your historic battle style with the 15th Century German Gauntlets. Handcrafted from 18 gauge steel, the curving edges of each metal segment are an elegant yet subtle detail suitable for the noblest of knights.
Any knight in his right mind uses steel gauntlets to protect his fingers from the blows of his opponent. The 15th Century German Style Gauntlets with Brass serve as a complex yet beautiful addition to any set of plate armour.
Offering excellent protection for historical re-enactments, the 15th Century Italian Style Gauntlets have great flexibility with the articulated wrist and fingers. A leather glove provides additional protection and comfort.