My elbow cops are designed for fighters who want durable, low profile, long lasting protection without sacrificing weight. Vacuum formed from 1/4” High Density Polyethylene (HDPE), these cops can take a beating, will never dent or rust, and will last for ages. Note that some thickness variation is normal in my process, and some areas are closer to 3/16" once the plastic is cooled. However, all parts of the cop fall well within the definition of rigid material for SCA combat.
My elbow cops are priced individually, so if you want a pair of them, you will have to order two.
These cops weigh between 4 and 6 ounces each, or 90-120 grams.
A Note About Strapping
I offer various strapping systems with this piece:
Elastic and Velcro: This is the most comfortable strapping system I offer. The strap is actually a durable elastic riveted to the cop. To make that joint more stable, polypropylene webbing is sewn to the elastic at the contact points, and the rivet passes though both the elastic and the webbing. The strap passes over the joint, through a plastic ladder buckle and back onto itself.
Webbing and Velcro: This combines the convenience of velcro with the durability and strength of polypropylene webbing. The strap passes over the joint, through a plastic ladder buckle and back onto itself.
Webbing and Buckle: This is the most secure strapping option I offer. Rather than burn holes in the webbing for the buckle pin, I work the pin of the buckle though the weave of the webbing for maximum durability.
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 larger elbow cops from (XL. XXL). So while you'll notice a texture on most things on this site, larger elbows will be smooth until I can get a source of textured 1/4" HDPE. Smaller cops (S,M,L) can be made from textured plastic. Note that even the largest cop made from textured plastic will still technically meet SCA minimum requirements for rigid material. But stretching .220" plastic over larger cops thins it out to an extent that they're just a little too thin for my liking. But if you really want your XL or XXL cops made from .220" plastic, I can do that. Just contact me.