The great city-states of the East had access to black powder weapons for decades by now, and this technological progress drastically changed the battlefields of the region. Heavy armors had been struck by obsolescence as city guards favored light and flexible combat vest, easy to put on in an instant if there was an emergency or a surprise attack. Of course, that kind of guerilla warfare was now commonplace. The mercenary companies recruited by the cities had no issues with fighting dirty, and the battles were growing more treacherous and unforgiving by the days. The ancient codes of honor all vanished into smoke in the clouds of the first volleys of musket fire.
This studded leather vest has been designed to be the comfort and utilitarian alternative to traditional leather armors. It can easily put on alone, without any assistance, as the straps are placed on the front instead of the back or flanks. Well suited for musketeers, adventurous bards, rogues, or mercenaries in LARP, this iconic yet simple fantasy armor works perfectly for any warrior that wants to stay light and mobile in combat.
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Handmade in Quebec, Canada, by les Artisans d'Azure