Armor Repair

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The following is a list of useful items from a Post in the Facebook SCA Armor page for an armor repair kit. This may be useful for building an Armor Repair kit:



  • Duct tape
  • Fiber (strapping) tape
  • Gorilla tape
  • Friction tape for handles

Things that cut/poke

  • Leather hole punch
  • Box cutter
  • Side/diagonal cutters
  • Scissors
  • Awl, stitching awl
  • Knife
  • X-acto Knife

Things that grip

  • Pliers
  • Multi tool with pliers

Things that bind

  • Paracord, or other cording/lacing of a few different thicknesses.
  • Hose clamps for swords
  • Rivets
    • Rivets and washers; steel and copper
    • Chicago screws
    • Quick rivets
    • Aluminum roofing nails
    • Steel nails and washers
  • Safety pins
  • Pre-cut strapping
  • Buckles
  • Leather needle, waxed thread; stitching awl

Things to hit other things with

  • Ball pien hammer
  • Baby anvil
  • Tent stake or curb as emergency anvil

Pre-mades to have on hand

  • Spare chin strap
  • Pre-made thrustring tip
  • Spare athletic cup


  • Random pieces of foam for weapon tips or helmet padding
  • Lighter
  • Large hunk of leather
  • Advil
Personal tools