This ancient Greek linothorax was based mostly on the relevant pictorial evidence of the Macedonian frescoes from the “judgement tomb” who are dated between late 4th early 3rd century BC. This composite armor has a thick 6mm leather base followed by several layers of linen and glue. The binding is thin veg tan leather just like the decorative vergina sun additions on the shoulder piece (epomides), which were hand carved and hand painted to match the color of the fabric.
We also made a leather scabbard for a kopis sword to match the armor.
Each Greek Linothorax 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 linothorax 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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