Lithe and agile, the silvan elf prince Legolas Greenleaf wore little in the way of protection except a pair of vambraces made from thick, strong leather.
Offering scant defense against club or sword, the vambraces offer just enough protection to keep his forearms shielded from bow strings and knife cuts and allow Legolas to continue fighting in his inimitably dynamic style.
On Weta's vambrace, closely modelled on the ones worn by Legolas in The Hobbit movies, an elven vine motif is embossed on rag dyed cowhide. It has been distressed and hand polished to create the mottled greenish brown hues and textures of the woodland realm under the canopies of Mirkwood.
This is a hand made natural product with unique colour and texture variations, made in Wellington, New Zealand.
A perfect accessory for an elven costume, for reenactment purposes or for budding archers, these vambraces are very tactile, beautiful to look at and have that genuine leather smell.
Weta's vambrace was created by the same talented artists and craftsmen who created leatherwork for the 3 Foot 7 art department on The Hobbit movies.
See fitting instructions on the left. Although the sizing will cover a range of forearms, smaller people may need to make more holes and larger people may need longer straps.
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PLEASE NOTE: The price is for one vambrace. If you want a pair, you need to order two. Two vambraces will ship for the same shipping cost as one.
Putting on your vambrace can be tricky on your own, so we suggest enlisting the help of a friend.
To fit as wide a range of forearms as possible, each vambrace comes with two sets of holes for the leather straps.
For thicker arms, please use the outer set of holes:
For thinner arms, pull the leather straps out of the outer holes and move them to the inner holes:
Once you find a comfortable fit, please tighten and secure with knots.
This is truly a wonderful prop replica. Excellent craftsmanship. The vambrace is... Read more.
This is truly a wonderful prop replica. Excellent craftsmanship. The vambrace is thicker than expected, sturdy and quite comfortable to wear. I honestly won't be wearing mine as it was purchased to have signed by Orlando Bloom and then encased for display.
It is a wonderful piece for collectors and those wanting to use it as part of a costume.
The only con for this piece is the price, $99 USD for one, or $198 USD for a pair. One must remember that quality leather goods are not cheap, and this is a replica designed for practical use. Hide.
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One of a kind
I love a good prop replica and this vambrace is really one... Read more.
I love a good prop replica and this vambrace is really one of a kind (only bought one). It took me quite some time to bend the leather around my arm (WETA recommends a friend, but you don't need anyone else if you have a bit of patience). And I will have to add more holes to make it tighter, but I'm a girl, so this should be expected. Hide.
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