Archer' Guard BALDRIC, leather bracer, black

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(catalogue number: LBA1688)

Forearm protector for archer. It was almost a necessity for the archer, unless he wanted to have his forearms scraped by the falling bowstring. Leather protectors such as this were used throughout the Middle Ages , and in England, where archery had a deep tradition, it was still done in the 16th century. Their shapes remained virtually unchanged and they can be found in various contemporary depictions of archers across the Middle Ages. At most the clasp may have varied according to the tastes of the period.
This example was inspired by archaeological finds from the warship Mary Rose, which sank in 1547.

The time span for the use of this protector: the High and Late Middle Ages (+1st half of the 16th century in England and France).

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