You grunt a command to the scouts, and they sneak off into the underbrush with their spears in hand. Your hunting party searches the woods--not for food--but for the rush and excitement of finding a fresh elven kill.
Soon the scouts return with news of an elven encampment ahead, and your fellow orcs share toothy, eager smiles. Dressed in your Raider Armour, you set out into the night in the direction of unsuspecting prey.
Epic Armoury’s Raider Armour is a worn and rugged piece of armour protecting the front and back of the torso and abdomen. Consisting of a solid breastplate of steel and an attached leather backplate, this armour is sculpted to fit the body after securing the leather straps at the shoulders and around the ribcage comfortably. This steel riveted piece has been treated with Epic Armoury's Epic Dark Metal and a speckled brown coat to give the armour a rusted, well used finish.
The Raider Armour is embellished with leather straps and antique-finished metal rings on the front, which can be used to hang trophies. The backplate features a riveted metal plate that allows for flexibility of movement--and looks eerily like a beast’s flesh. Made of 1 mm thick galvanized mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
- Based on orc costuming, which is a creature whose earliest references are found in Old English and Anglo-Saxon sources, such as in Beowulf and in 16th century Italian folktales
- Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
- Rolled edges with no sharp edges
- Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
- Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
- Epic Armoury Dark oxidization resistant coating
Epic Armoury Dark products are specially treated to resist rust, but should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage. All our metal armours contain leather parts that need regular maintenance using leather-care products to keep the leather from drying out.
If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible.
After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality machine or mineral oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.
Rust-Prevention and Removal
Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in paste wax, oil, or water-displacing liquid.
Leather Straps and Fittings
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.