“I think I see them!” one of the younger boys shouts his voice full of excitement and impatience. You stand at the shoreline, seagulls screeching, one hand on your protruding belly and the other shielding your face against the sharp light of the sun, watching while the red and white sails draw closer with the promise of exciting new tales and exotic wares.The longing has been tormenting
And finally you see him. Your stalwart, proud, magnificent man standing at the bow, one strong arm lifted in a greeting. His armour caught by a ray of sun glistening in the bright midday
Very few things offer greater protective qualities than steel, when it comes to historical armour. But with steel also comes disadvantages like weight, inflexibility and the need for constant maintenance to protect against rust. Nevertheless, in this day and age, unless you are on the re-enactment or SCA battlefield, you simply don’t need the level of protection that steel affords.
We here at Epic Armoury would like to present our Light Kit Edition Armours. Light Kit Armours are armours made out of Polyurethane, meant to resemble authentic metallic armours. Created with weight, comfort and utility in mind, Light Kit edition armours are for those people, who want to look like they are wearing authentic metallic armours while being comfortable.
To the untrained eye, these polyurethane armours are difficult to distinguish from their metallic counterparts.They are, however, more comfortable to wear and can be worn for long periods of time without discomfort. Indeed, the flexible nature of this armour means that it can bend to the contours of your body in a way that rigid steel will not. Each part is a quarter of the weight of their steel equivalent, allowing for faster movement with less fatigue. Each piece is hand painted with a durable acrylic finish and is detailed to look as realistic as possible. The maintenance free finish will not rust like steel, and can be worn in all kinds of weather. Adjustable leather straps and the flexible nature of the armour allows it to be comfortably worn.The Nordic Light Kit Helmet is inspired by Viking helmets with prominent nose guards and Celtic-inspired ornamenting.