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Project Type :- Historical recreation


We are very proud to present to you this ancient Greek leather armor /thorax that was crafted for the needs of the historical Association Koryvantes. This project took a lot of studying and experimentation in order to be as historically accurate as possible. It is made out of vegetable tanned cowhide and took a little over 3,5 hides for its completion. It features 1056 leather scales that make the armor as thick at 1,8cm, whereas parts without scales like the belt, measure 0.7 cm thick. The chest has a hand carved and extreme embossed lion head, painted in dark shades in order to give it an antique look. We made two rows of pteryges, one with scales on the front and a plain leather row behind them to ensure more freedom of movement. The whole piece has been decorated with a meandros border that got antiqued for contrast.
It weighs 9 kg and it was tailored for a 1,7m tall man.
We have put a part of it to a blade test and we can’t wait to see how it will deal with arrows!

Each ancient Greek leather armor is made to exacting standards based on ancient designs, so you have the highest quality reproduction available. Whether you are looking to use the armor for Cosplay, historical recreation or for LARP games, our designs will stand up to scrutiny, punishment, or both depending upon your needs. Each armor set is meticulously hand made with the finest historically accurate materials available today. We work closely with the Greek historical association Koryvantes, following their recommendations on period specific design, construction and artistic interpretation. You won’t find a more beautifully made, authentic Greek armor set anywhere else.

At Epos Leather, we use only the finest materials and techniques to create our leather armor. Each set of armor is unique and fully customizable to ensure a perfect fit for the wearer. Cosmetically, each armor set is designed using elements of artifacts located in historical dig sites, or found during archeological research here in Greece. These elements are interpreted and combined to create the beautiful and functional pieces you see here.

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