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February 11, 2010
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Archangel War Skirt by Azmal Archangel War Skirt by Azmal
White, black and gold War Skirt to go along with the existing Archangel Armor. Its probably longer than it looks in the pics, each scale is 1.5" wide. Also the backing is made with fairly supple leather so it flows well.

This was made after the full set so I don't have a pic with the armor and this together but here's the original full set design:

A helmet is planned to complete the set, as well as possible weapons but nothing else officially commissioned just yet. (Check my gallery later as I'll probably forget to update this if they are indeed commissioned and finished)

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Can we get a pic of the whole thing with someone in it once it is done?
Azmal Nov 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Probably at some point : )
That looks fantastic. Are the scales stiffened at all, or were they left as soft leather? I used to have all kinds of doubts when I first read about leather armors in my history studies, but after doing some experiments I can confidently say that a couple of layers of even non-hardened leather will truly stop a sword, which still amazes me. This looks great, it'd be cool to see a picture of all of the set together.
Azmal Feb 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Usually the scales are nearly rock hard but these use a more supple leather though its still pretty thick and double or triple layered in most spots. And yes, leather is some fairly resilient stuff.
It sure is. I think that's part of why I love to work with it so much, although your work is far more advanced than anything I've ever done. I'm in awe of the quality and creativity you put into your creations.
Tsumetsuki-Moonclaw Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ok your work is AMAZING! I just have one question as a budding hobby leather toolist... How do you work so well with white leather... or dye? The dye always seems to flake off, and I can't get pre made white leather to tool... How do you get yours to work? If you could, please pm me if you're willing to share some knowledge with a fellow (hobby) leathercrafter :) Thank you so much for all of your work you put out here, it is truly inspiring and great to see what alot of time, patience, and practice can accomplish. I hope to talk to you soon :) Your loyal watcher

Azmal Feb 13, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
All I can really say is experiment, I don't have any one set method for doing white, I've tried a lot of different things myself. Be prepared to waste some money too lol
Tsumetsuki-Moonclaw Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Alright :) Well Thank you so much for taking the time to resopnd :) I do appreciate it! Thanks again :D Hope to see more from you, and maybe get to post my stuff sometime :)
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