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The skull is always the sign of a ridiculously tough opponent. This is true for a variety of reasons. First, a skull was historically the sign for "I will give no mercy," which means that if you lose, you expect no mercy from your opponent. Also, almost as important, if you wear a skull on your armor and you suck, you end up looking silly; so not only will you die, but they'll laugh at you as they kill you and take away any possibility of a dignified death.
It's because of this that there bracers are usually reserved for either the most skilled, the most evil, or the most fearsome villains in the game. The skulls on these bracers are stylized in an otherwordly, staccato fashion that gives them a more demonic, uncomfortable appearance. The bracers are secured and tightened with waxed leather thongs (included).
These bracers are part of our Premiere series, which means that they're part of the best quality leather bracer line that we sell. The skulls on these vambraces will be still be leering when your own skull starts to show.
These bracers are truly a marvel of craftsmanship. Much stronger and more comfortable than our standard bracers, the bracers are lined with a padded suedette material. This material is extremely comfortable and absorbs much more energy from an incoming blow.
The sizing on these bracers indicates the length of the bracer (how much of your forearm they cover). Large bracers are 11" long, medium bracers are 9.5" long. The circumference of the bracers (how they fit around the arm) is determined by the laces. You can tighten or loosen the laces/straps to customize the fit around your particular forearm size.
These bracers are a part of our stunning "LeatherWorks" collection. This means that they are crafted with uncompromising attention to detail and should last you a lifetime if cared for properly. Each item in the LeatherWorks series is handcrafted and hand dyed. Each piece is made from the finest, prime cowhide leather available. Each piece is manually inspected and must meet a slew of conditions before it is allowed to leave the factory. These bracers are intended for serious costumers, LARPers or martial artists -- uncompromising customers who want the very best.
These are years ahead of most of the competition. While others are busy trying to hide rivets and spikes needed to cinch the leather together, our craftsmen have moved on to bigger and better techniques. They have abandoned these crude, cheap methods for crafting leather goods and have switched to 100% stitched materials. This gives much more authenticity and quality to their materials and is more in keeping with the time-honered techniques of leatherworking.
Each of these bracers is rigorously tested and quality controlled. You will not find more consistently high quality craftsmanship on mass-market leather goods.