A selection of hand tooled and plain leather archery bracers (arm guards) to suit all styles of archery.
I offer five distinct styles of archery bracer (see below) each bracer style is quite different and designed to apeal to specific types of archer. Fortunately, archers aren't all the same and we tend to look for different features such as a 'quick release' hook and elastic fastening system for club shooting and leather lace or buckle fastening for traditionalists and re-enactors.
One thing always stays the same:Top quality, supple, 2.5 to 3mm thick leather
Squire style bracer:
This is our 'standard' laced arm bracer and fits all sizes of archer.
Fastened with a stout leather lace (supplied) this inexpensive and virtually indestructible arm bracer suits all sizes of archer including teenagers and smaller adults. These bracers are cut from superb quality veg-tan leather and finished with a water-resistant wax.
Squire style bracer with elastic fastening:
Ideal for clubs, Scouts & Guides and youth organisations
This is the bracer you are most likely to see at any shooting ground. Exactly the same shape as the standard Squire bracer but fitted with good strong metal 'quick release' hooks and elastic loops. This will fit also teenagers and smaller adults. NOTE: These bracers are very popular with clubs, Scouts and Guides and youth groups as they offer a high level of protection along with speed and ease of removal - that means sharing kit is easier. Very tough and hardwearing too!
Castle style bracer:
A smaller sized bracer ideal for children.
Designed to fit smaller wrists and offer lots of protection. Distinctive 'castle battlement' tabs for lace holes. Fastened with a leather lace (supplied).
Full length elastic style bracer:
Probably our best seller.
This is a 'long line' bracer which extends from the wrist to just below the elbow, providing maximum protection from errant bow strings. Fastened with elastic 'loops' onto 'quick-release' metal hooks, this bracer is very comfortable, easy to use and quick to put on and remove.
Traditional style bracer:
Designed for e-enactors and LARPers
Cut from best quality supple vegetable tanned leather, tooled or plain to suit, hand dyed and then carefully hand-finished with a water-resistant wax. Fastened with a leather lace (supplied) to present a traditional and authentic appearance for re-enactment, live action roleplay (LARP) or pageant.
Longbow style bracer
A copy of a Victorian design
This gorgeous bracer is made from a single piece of vegetable tanned leather and has three solid brass buckles to fasten it. These are not suitable for children or those with very slim wrists or short arms. They are designed for big people who shoot traditional longbow or war bow. They can't be altered to fit small sizes.
All my bracers are made in my Herefordshire workshop. When you buy from me you are buying directly from the person who made the item and directly supporting the British economy. I really appreciate that. Thank you!
Origin of the word 'Bracer': From around 1350–1400; Middle English / Anglo-French; Old French braceure. Meaning to brace arm.