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Leather Breastplate Pattern / Cuirass - Viking Serpents and Knotwork

Original price ¥4,000 - Original price ¥8,100
Original price
¥4,000 - ¥8,100
Current price ¥4,000

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A Leather Breastplate / Cuirass Pattern complete with Tutorial Video!

Shoulders are sold separately and can be found here

This Leather Pattern is for SCA rattan combat, costume, LARP, or cosplay. It comes with Viking Serpent Knotwork as well as some simple additional knotwork that you can carve onto the leather if that's something you'd like to do.

  1. Digital Download: Upon purchase, you will receive a digital download link for the PDF and SVG Pattern.

  2. Viking / Celtic Artwork: The digital pattern includes the Viking Inspired Serpents and Knotwork.

  3. Pattern Formats: Available in both PDF and Laser SVG formats, this digital pattern provides flexibility for your crafting preferences. Experiment with various materials and techniques to bring your unique vision to life.

  4. SIZING: Tailored to meet your needs, these are the measurements for the front and back of the Cuirass.  I recommend a touch bellow the clavical to a touch bellow the belly bottom for front length which is the most important measurement along with around the waist. For that you should add the width at Waist together of the front and back, and imagine there's a few inches of overlap on each side.


  • Front Length: 13 in (33.02 cm)
  • Front Width at Upper Chest: 18.5 in (46.99 cm)
  • Front Width at Waist: 16.5 in (41.91 cm)
  • Back Length: 13.1 in (33.27 cm)
  • Back Width at Upper Back: 8.5 in (21.59 cm)
  • Back Width at Waist: 16.6 in (42.16 cm)


  • Front Length: 14.2 in (36.07 cm)
  • Front Width at Upper Chest: 9.5 in (24.13 cm)
  • Front Width at Waist: 18.3 in (46.48 cm)
  • Back Length: 14.5 in (36.83 cm)
  • Back Width at Upper Back: 9.5 in (24.13 cm)
  • Back Width at Waist: 18.5 in (46.99 cm)


  • Front Length: 16 in (40.64 cm)
  • Front Width at Upper Chest: 10.5 in (26.67 cm)
  • Front Width at Waist: 20.3 in (51.56 cm)
  • Back Length: 16.2 in (41.15 cm)
  • Back Width at Upper Back: 10.5 in (26.67 cm)
  • Back Width at Waist: 20.5 in (52.07 cm)


  • Front Length: 18 in (45.72 cm)
  • Front Width at Upper Chest: 11.7 in (29.72 cm)
  • Front Width at Waist: 22.6 in (57.40 cm)
  • Back Length: 18 in (45.72 cm)
  • Back Width at Upper Back: 12 in (30.48 cm)
  • Back Width at Waist: 22.7 in (57.66 cm)

Be sure to check out the Tutorial Video when available, as well as all the other Leather Armor Patterns from Dark Horse Workshop.

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    • Digital items are non-transferable and may only be made / used by the buyer.
    • Digital items may not be used for print such as reproducing the pattern for sale, or publishing art in books.
    • No T-Shirts or other apparrel with the Artwork.
    • No large scale productions. It is intended for craftspeople and hobbyists. If you want to make small batches and sell them that's fine.
    • You ARE allowed to use Laser Cutters / Engravers, this does not fall under my "no print" terms of use. Have at it!
    • Please credit Dark Horse Workshop as the artist when used/posting photos etc.
    • I reserve the right to relinquish the usage rights if these rules are not followed.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 3 reviews
    Hiram Williams
    Great Pattern

    Love the pattern design. Very well thought out and easy to customize. Excellent final product. My only complaint is that all the patterns have an ENORMOUS watermark in the background. I’m all for marking the stuff, but holy crap what a waste of ink. I’d way rather see smaller marks on the actual cutout portion of the patterns. Otherwise, 5/5. Great pattern, solid design foundation, and the companion video was a great bonus.

    Mikhail Droback
    Just what I needed

    This pattern is as the title says, just what I needed. As a larger man, the ability to customize is key. The pattern is very straightforward in this respect. A couple of panels both front and back with some sides, easy peesy. Then the real fun begins. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to really make a piece theirs. Amazing job as usual from DarkHorse. Not to mention the accompanying YouTube video makes assembly and all the steps crystal clear!

    Owen Robertson
    The tutorial could be improved, overall great pattern

    The pattern itself is amazing and the instructions are well worded; however the tutorial video is somewhat vague. The tutorial has waxing information, and the initial story of the project, and design choices and why they’re there. I wish there were more common sense instructions, for example, “piece a1 fits with piece b1 flipped upside down” (that’s a hypothetical example). That would be incredibly helpful for people doing it the first time, (like myself). Not to say the rest of the product is amazing, the patterns are detailed, and the shopping experience is great