15th Century Arms
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These arm harnesses are based on a set in Churburg made in the early 1400's. They are shown in the Churburg catalog on suit #18 and in "European Armour: circa 1066 to circa 1700" by Claude Blair.
When you print out the patterns be sure to print them as 8.5 inches by 11 inches with no margins. The arms are size medium (maybe a bit on the small side). The vambrace (or lower cannon) should be a fairly tight fit but not so tight at the wrist that it inhibits wrist motion.
You may need to adjust the rivet holes on the lanes connected to the
couter (i.e. "elbow cop"). If the lanes don't move far enough try making
another lane with the rivet holes for the side having the problem a 1/16 of
an inch closer to the center. If the lane is gaping then try making a lane
with the rivet holes for that side a 1/16 of an inch closer to the edge.
I would build these arms in the following order: