Friday, March 17, 2006


I need some leather. Unless I can find some nice ones for sale cheap this weekend at Daffodil, I think I'm going to have to make myself a couple leather bracers. If I make them almost as long as my forearm, and wide enough to wrap at least half way around my arm, then they should be able to hold down my baggy SCA garb well enough for me to shoot my bow.

I all honesty, the style of garb I've been wearing isn't quite correct for an archer, but my girlfriend is a rapier fighter, so I've been using some hand-me-down garb from her. She's also made me a couple very nice doublets, which go well with the time period she dresses, but unfortunatly, means baggy shirts that don't cooperate very well with a bowstring.

I think some bracers designed the right way would probably alleviate any problems though. I'm thinking just one big rectangle of leather, about 12" x 6", with leather straps coming off two corners, going through slots cut in the other two corners, and tied to each other. Should be easy enough to make, although I'm sure it's not "period". As long as it helps me shoot, and doesn't appear too out of period, I think that's what I'll do.

Now I just need to find some leather.

1 comment:

sonneva said...

Derek in leather... kinky ;)