There are only two downsides to these: the straps for tightening them on your forearms feel small and breakable, and the holes that come punched in the leather straps don't allow for large/muscled forearms.
Aside from those two problems previously mentioned, these are very nice. The leather is a good quality, and the steel looks beautiful.
Once I wear them in L.A.R.P.ing, I'm sure I'll love them even more.
Love these! Panicked when they were out of stock everywhere so jumped on them when they were re-offered. Quality, heavy construction. Very VERY happy.
I love the look. They have a tendency to slip, slightly, even when cinched pretty tightly.
Reviewed by Gary & Caroline
I trust these vambraces more than my others and don’t think that I’ll continue my search for something “better”. They are comfortable, give adequate protection and cover more area than my others. The only problem that I had was that there were not sufficient holes in one vambrace to secure the strap. A minor problem that was easily corrected.
Gorgeous, solid protection. Over time they will wear well and but they may rust out on you. However as a previous reviewer said, the straps tend to give out. It is easy to fix if you have any skill in leather working. Just annoying since this is a $90.00 piece of armour.
Awesome.... heavy leather, adequate gauge steel. Very cool..
Very cool looking and very durable. The construction makes for a good fit that provides wrist maneuverability. Keep it clean as it can rust.
very comfortable adjustable to fit snuggly very well constructed great foreamm protection.