Plain Cloak Pin
PLAIN CLOAK PIN
Item no: 203103
Stalwart, Epic Armoury
The snows have come, but despite the cold your village still depends on you to defend it from hungry raiders. The northern winters can be harsh, making men and women particularly desperate.
Thankfully, your cape is secure thanks to your Cloak Pin, and it keeps you warm. You keep the hood over your head as you patrol the walls, pulling it close to keep away the biting wind. At least it is easy to spot incoming trouble against the pure white of snow. You’ll see anyone coming.
Epic Armoury’s Cloak Pin - Plain is a durable metal pin inspired by the historical penannular brooch. Made from a black iron ring and bar, use this pin to close your cloak by sliding the bar through both layers of pinned fabric and securing the bar with the ring.
The Cloak Pin is an authentic accessory that adds a special detail to your costume beyond just a simple leather cord or frog on your cloak.
- Cloak pins were found in female burial sites of Ancient Celtic women
- Inspired by the Celtic penannular brooch which was popular in Ireland and Scotland, and later adopted by the Scandinavians
- Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
- Rolled edges with no sharp edges
- Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
- Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
- Polished steel finish
Epic Armoury metal works products should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage. All our metal armours contain leather parts that need regular maintenance using leather-care products to keep the leather from drying out.
If your armour does get wet, it is important that you dry it thoroughly as soon as possible.
After handling, wearing, or after six months of storage or display, all metal should be wiped with a clean cloth. Lightly oil the clean surface with a quality machine or mineral oil. Alternatively, you can apply a coating of wax to the entire surface of exposed metal. Allow the wax to dry for a couple of hours and then buff it lightly with a soft cloth.
RUST-PREVENTION AND REMOVAL
Store your armour is a dry place and check it every couple of months for signs of rust. If any is found, remove it by gently rubbing the affected spot with a mildly abrasive pad dipped in paste wax, oil, or water-displacing liquid.
LEATHER STRAPS AND FITTINGS
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.