Medieval archery gear by ArmStreet provides a limited but beautiful selection of exclusive archery goods: leather quivers, protective bracers and gloves for both archers and crossbow masters with exclusive etched brass decorations. All our products for bowmen are handmade, exclusively designed and decorated by our craftsmen.
What was medieval archery equipment made from?
The most common element used in the making of medieval archery bracers and quivers was leather. Its quality, however, varied over the centuries. Manually dressed low-quality leathers and rawhides were used throughout the Dark Ages and Early medieval, while from an opening up European trade with the rest of the world, high-quality leather became accessible. Other materials used in fabrication of middle ages archery gear included metal and textiles. Peasants could make primitive bows and all related accessories at home, whereas professional equipment could only be made by a skilled artillator.
Middle ages quivers were used by people skilled in archery - from a professional bowman of a feudal army to hunter and errant traveler. Archery was also an important skill for Vikings, both in hunting and in battle. In the Middle Ages, there were many types of long-range weapons - the usual short bow, composite bow, longbow, crossbow. Using arrows or bolts to shoot, one should have some kind of spacious and portable bag to store them. During training at the butts, military campaign and hunt, arrows were kept in quivers, which differed greatly in size and look depending on the type and number of arrows.
Depending on the time frame, class affiliation and purpose of using a bow of your character, the quiver might have pretty simple construction, special or richly decorated. Thus, in the Dark Ages hunting with bow and arrows was one of the sources of food for the poor and wealthy classes, and was also part of rites and rituals. And in the Middle Ages hunting became the entertainment of aristocrats, whose quivers were similar to works of art. Luxurious custom medieval quivers with various styles were exclusive to the nobility.
- Earlier archery equipment was very basic and was usually made from leather;
- There were no early medieval quivers for sale, they were handmade at home;
- Professional archers used different types of quivers that suited their weapons;
- Nobility of medieval society could buy medieval quivers using them as a status symbol rather than just something to keep the arrows in.
Anyone who has ever tried to shoot a bow will tell you, it’s very handy to buy medieval archery bracers or arm guards to wear them on the inside forearm. The fact is that a bowstring can strike you unnoticed when you release an arrow. Such a blow can result in a scratch or a painful bruise on the forearm or elbow, which for a long time will remind you of failure. All those who were engaged in archery for food, on duty or just for fun wore middle ages archery bracers to avoid injuries when shooting. Today medieval archery bracers for sale are commonly made of leather and can be decorated with brass or stainless steel accents. These could be embossed or etched to suit the taste of the archer, or of the lord he served. Close-fit custom medieval archery bracers were used by the nobility, who could afford to order made-to-measure accessories.
Craft your authentic bowman's look down to the smallest details by coming to the medieval archery store here at ArmStreet. With their quality craftsmanship, both quivers and bracers suit your needs and fit comfortably as you go about your business while providing an excellent detail to your outfit.