Inspecting Leather Armor

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From the Book of War

  • 3.1.1. Leather – Armor constructed of tanned animal hide.
  • 3.2. Armor must be passed by Marshals from two separate realms, assuming an inter-realm event.
  • 3.3. Armor must not catch appendages. Fingers should not catch in Armor. This includes articulated plates and large diameter chain.
  • 3.4. Armor may not have protrusions that rise more than ½ inch from the surface.
  • 3.5. The minimum thickness for leather Armor is 3/16 inch. The minimum thickness requirement can be achieved by layering up to two pieces of thinner leather.
  • 3.7. Composite Armor
    • 3.7.1. Studded, scaled, or brigandine Armor can only be counted as Armor if 2/3 of the target area is covered by metal or leather, or the studs/rings/plates can not be no more than 1/2 inch apart.
    • 3.7.2. Composite Armor must be identifiable as Armor by appearance.

How to Inspect Leather Armor

  • 1. Armor must be worn while it is being checked.
  • 2. Check and make sure the armor conforms to the standards of the Book of War. In particular, make sure that the leather is the proper thickness (3/16").
  • 3. Run your hands along the surface of the armor looking for gaps that may catch fabric or skin. Also check for loose or broken rivets.


See also: Inspecting Chain Mail and Inspecting Composite Armor.

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