Wow: Lord Of The Rings 'First Age' Sauron Leather Armor

June 14, 2016

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Note: These pics don't do the detail justice, there are full resolution versions of the front and back HERE and HERE.

This is the 'First Age' Sauron inspired leather suit of armor crafted by the dark leatherworking magicians at Prince Armory. It kind of reminds me of the Daedric armor from Elder Scrolls: Skyrim. Mostly because it's black and it's armor.

But instead of the typical medieval fantasy spinoff (its already that anyway), this design is more focused on a scenario of what might Sauron's armor looked like in the first age (Far before the well known 3rd age featured in the Lord of the Rings films). I won't get into the volume of lore left behind by Tolkien but one thing worth noting is that Sauron himself was a capable artisan and armor smith. Perhaps he would feel at home in this armor.

You know what armor I would feel at home in? No armor. When I'm home I like to be comfortable as possible, and leather armor is not part of being comfortable as possible. Nobody wants swamp nuts when they're laying on the sofa watching television. I prefer wearing nothing. I will carry a circular shield though, just in case. "Just in case of what?" Just in case I get hungry I can use it as a cereal bowl. Can you pass me that back-scratcher beside the end table?

Keep going for shots from all around.

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Thanks to carey, who almost had a suit of armor commissioned by the folks at Prince Armory before deciding a car would be a lot more practical.

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