Bazubands are a combination of elbow and forearm armour and are a very popular option for SCA combat. Vacuum formed from 1/4" HDPE, they allow for maximum protection without adding bulk. They can easily slip under sleeves for that "no armour" look, yet give you all the arm protection a fully armoured kit provides.
One of the benefits of bazubands is that they do not need a strap across the inside of the elbow, as elbow cops do.
I offer these in various configurations:
- Piece only - These can be finished in any way you choose, from straps, to the upper forearm piece. If you want to cover your bazubands in leather, this would be an excellent place to start. To wrap around the forearm and finish this piece, hardened or splinted leather could be added, along with a buckle. Or, to minimize weight, leave off the upper forearm piece in favour of just a couple of straps.
- Complete bazuband - This option includes a 1/8" HDPE plate to cover the inside of the forearm.
This item is sold individually. If you want two of them, please add two to your cart.
A Note About Sizing
Currently I only have limited sizing options available. This will change in the future, but right now I can only offer larger sizes. If you want to know if I can make these in your size, send me a note. If you want to be notified when new sizes are available, subscribe to my mailing list at the bottom of this page.
A Note About Texture
Wherever possible, I use textured plastic. I like the look of it, and it seems to resist scratches and scuffs better. However, I have been unable to source 1/4" textured HDPE, which is what I like to make bazubands from. So while you'll notice a texture on most things on this site, bazubands will be smooth until I can get a source of textured 1/4" HDPE.
If you want a textured look, they'll have to be made from 0.220" HDPE. This thinner material will still be SCA legal for rigid protection, but won't be as hardy as the 1/4" stuff.