The Dragon Slayer’s Armor: Dragon Leg Guards (also known as “Dragomir”)
So, you’re into fantasy armor? Are you a collector who likes to display their pieces, or do you fancy yourself a LARP fantasy warrior? In any case, you might find exactly what you’re looking for with these leg guards. Whether you’re planning on fielding a full suit of armor or simply bits and pieces for half-plate, remember that it’s generally best to stick to the same brand so that each piece will fit together nicely.
This armor covers the leg from the thigh to the knee, providing complete protection with its unique segmented design. This design features multiple overlapping plates which are riveted to internal straps, connecting them together. Each of these plates are, in turn, embossed with curved lines, creating a distinctive pattern.
The overlapping plates don’t just look great, but they also allow for greater mobility which allows you to move freely even in full armor. This is especially clear with the intricate design of the knee armor, which protects the knee completely while making sure the wearer isn’t restricted. The outer part of the knee is protected by a flaring fishtail shape that juts out behind the leg.
Finally, the leg armor as a whole is secured to the legs in two ways. First, it is secured directly with adjustable straps that wrap around the leg itself. These allow the armor to fit most adults, as you can loosen or tighten these straps as needed. There are also buckles at the top of each guard which attach to the matching tassets (or armor belt) which is sold separately.
When considering what kind of character would benefit from this armor, it’s good to bear in mind that there are two variants available. You have the choice of either the ordinary steel version, which would suit neutral and good characters, or the blackened version. This version is ideal for a character with a darker aesthetic, or perhaps a darker heart.
Plate Armor in Fantasy: Who Can Wear It?
One of the things that makes fantasy such a wonderful setting is that pretty much anything goes. Within reason, of course. But so many things are possible in fantasy that just aren’t in the real world, which is why it’s such a tempting source of escapism. We have magic, feats of great power, strange and wonderful creatures, and a sense of wonder.
This principle also applies to armor. Now, there’s the obvious example of “fantasy armor” and all the weird and wonderful designs that can crop up, but let’s consider something else. In historical medieval times, full plate armor was only worn by the select few. These were namely knights, along with other noble warriors. Right at the end of the Middle Ages, we also saw some professional soldiers wearing pieces of plate, but never to the extent of knights.
But in fantasy, all kinds of characters can conceivably wear plate armor. Maybe steel is easier to process because of magic, who knows. Anyway, we aren’t railroaded by reality which means that plate armor is a feasible outfit for magic users (clerics and paladins), warriors, and wanderers alike. Basically, you have the freedom to have fun with it.
The technical specifications of the Dragon Leg Guards are as follows:
- Materials: 18 gauge mild steel and leather fittings
- Colours: Metallic silver or black
- Care Instructions: Keep away from water. Clean with a metal polish and treat with oil to maintain. Treat the leather fittings with leather-care products.
- Overall Length: 21.4 inches
- Width: 7.6 inches
- Upper Inner Circumference: 14-24.4 inches
- Lower Inner Circumference: 10.5-24.3 inches