Kit: Leather Armour
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Leather can be used to make body-covering armour (discussed on this page), and also Helmets, Gloves and Bracers. All of these are very useful for giving you protection in battle!

See the Armour Overview page for details of the different types of armour used historically.

Leather jerkins are not 100% authentic, but poor people wouldn't have been able to afford mail so may have made cheaper leather armour.

Alternatively, the Osprey books suggest that leather lamellar was used by the horse nomads of Asia and some soldiers of Byzantium, so that could be something to investigate for Eastern Vikings.

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