Lena Steel Tasset Belt – Fit For A Queen
This beautifully handcrafted Lena steel tasset belt sits well on the waist of warrior princesses and women-at-arms alike. Two steel plates secure around the waist via leather straps. A central plate protects the groin from upward cuts (upward cuts are considered very effective against opponents wearing full plate armor because of the reduced downward vision from their helmets) and three steel lames drop from either side of the belt to protect the thigh from downward cuts and deflected blows. The Lena steel tasset belt uses brass rivets and elongated, beaded points at the tips of each steel plate to create an iconic fantasy look. This is truly a piece of functional fantasy artwork.
Women At War – Surviving Examples Of Female Armor
Though not the norm for most of human history, there are nonetheless some remarkable examples of women warriors throughout the ages. There have been many occasions in history where the Lena Steel Tasset belt may have proved useful. The story of Boudica, the Celtic warrior queen who dealt a black eye to the patriarchal Roman Empire around 60AD is, for good reason, a very popular story. Sadly, however, it isn’t one we have a lot of material evidence for. We know the Celts invented mail, so it was certainly possible that Boudica went into battle in a mail shirt. But if we want to look for confirmed examples of armor made for women, we have to move closer to the modern age. We know that Joan of Arc had a suit of armor commissioned for her but it disappeared when she was taken captive – and still hasn’t been confirmed as found.
Materials: Lena Steel Tasset Belt is crafted from 18 gauge steel
Waist: 27.6 – 35.4 Inches
Length: 9.8 Inches
Note: Lena Steel Tasset Belt is a handcrafted item. Measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from those stated.
- Waist: 27.6-35.4 Inches
- Length: 9.8 Inches
Measurements are approximate.