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Putting the future of LederKraft Studios designs 100% in our customer’s hands ! Read more

Chichester, UK Fashion
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Putting the future of LederKraft Studios designs 100% in our customer’s hands !

Chichester, UK Fashion
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Premium armour & props handcrafted in the UK, 100% crowd-sourced and delivered to you at Trade prices !

As the founders of LederKraft Studios we have been in the costume industry for years. Frustrated with the constant compromise of quality over price, in 2012 we decided to launch LederKraft in order to create our own product range allowing us to bring high quality authentic costumes and props to the people that buy them at a price point that they can afford.

We now want to put the future of LederKraft designs 100% in our customer’s hands by launching the FIRST 100% customer driven range for 2013/14. Here’s how we can do just that:

Quality armour & props hand-crafted in the UK With over 15 years experience in the industry, we have become specialists in our field when it comes to the design and creation of realistic and quality armour and props. Our team is made up of dedicated and passionate artisans specialising in everything from graphic design, 3D drawing and manufacturing, while also sharing a strong commitment to delivering unsurpassed customer services.Having supplied hundreds of customers as well as film and theatre productions with historical costumes and armour, we are widely recognised for our imaginative design and unrivalled quality at affordable prices.

Customer-led design
Other costume retailers attempt to guess what their customers want, which considering the endless possibilities available is near impossible! TIME FOR CHANGE ....We want you, the customer, to work with us to come up with a completely unique range of armour for 2013-14. Using this investment we can design a COMPLETE new collection of twenty Armour designs (10 male & 10 Female ), giving you the ultimate say in what gets produced! and better still all the credit will go to our backers!

At a Trade price

Having already raised the bar on offering high quality but affordable armour and props, the rewards we are offering our backers for reaching the goal offers not only a unique chance to be part of designing a player led range, but we will offer you an even greater saving as a thank you. As well as the opportunity to purchase any of our existing range at wholesale price, you will also get the choice of having the equivalent reward from this range AND be part of a unique customer-led project that gives you creative control over the design this unique 2013/14 range.... and possibly all future collections!

We’re breaking the mould and raising the bar. Join Us!

Imagine being part of the largest armour design team in the world, going on an amazing journey and creating one of the most stunning ranges of original costumes ever encountered in this industry. To be involved in creating dozens of designs that will end up being worn by countless LARPers and re-enactors around the world, and could even end up being seen on the big screen!

Anything is possible... the only limit is our imaginations
Anything is possible... the only limit is our imaginations

How can I be a part of it?

We’re offering this opportunity, simply because we make some of the best armour products – or so we are told. That and because we feel it’s time to listen to our customers and reflect their voice in a new and distinct collection. We get numerous requests and suggestions for different designs, but where do we start? This opportunity puts you 100% in control of what happens next.

To support us, click Back This Project and select one of the reward levels to the right.

When we've raised £25K, We can buy all the materials and begin the process of developing a unique 2013/2014 Kickstarter range, chosen by YOU, our followers...  We hope you'll agree this is a rare opportunity. First these ideas will be shortlisted in a BACKER poll, professionaly presented by us on the LederKraft website, for there you to choose the winners ! Then by July/August 2013 at the latest we will release this first unique customer driven range...

On the off-chance we reach £50K...

ALL future designs choices will be put in our customers hands, you'll vote on each and everything we (or you) suggest via an online vote and when it hits a "mark" it will go straight into development and production. From there on in, YOU will all choose what we produce next !!!

What we do next is up to you !!

From Steampunk, to Sci-Fi, Fantasy to History
From Steampunk, to Sci-Fi, Fantasy to History

Do we really know what we're doing?

Our Experience

We've worked and been involved in the costume industry for over 15 years. Having immersed ourselves in the world of re-enactment combat and historical studies, we have learnt our craft through first hand experience. Recognised as leaders in the design and creation of leather armour, we have pioneered the use of laser cutting to produce unsurpassed designs reflecting many periods and intricate styles. Used for LARP, re-enactment battles and themed events, we also offer a bespoke service supplying film, theatre and TV productions with realistic historical costumes and props.

Our Commitment

This is a real passion for us, born from years of personal involvement in some of the hobbies we supply. We sought products that were made by hand, with care and a personal touch. Designed to look authentic but to last for years and furthermore made to measure for a perfect fit. We’ve discovered that we are not alone in this search…

This opportunity means that our customers won’t have to sacrifice quality or design for price. Nothing will change that philosophy, no matter what, because it’s the ethos we have built our business on.

Hand made in the UK, the old fashioned (but future proof way)

The foundation of everything we do at LederKraft is based on QUALITY:

Quality of Design – We design our costumes and armour for practicality, this means that not only can you be assured of comfort and durability but you can also benefit from an intricacy and authentic design that only we know how to deliver.

Quality of Materials – We source only the highest-grade materials irrespective of price, we simply won’t skimp. From high quality thin hides, to thick heavyweight top grain veg-tan leather, our products are built to last.

Quality of Manufacture – No matter what the size or timescales of an order are, all projects have our full attention, and no product leaves us without our critical stamp of approval.

I'm in. What sizes are available?

All our designs come in standard sizes from Small to XXXXL, and if it’s a size we have not got, then we will simply make one to fit. You can select your size after the Kickstarter campaign closes. (When selecting a size we always recommend that you allow for any clothing you intend wearing underneath the armour.)

How you can help spread the word…

After you support us, we would love it if you helped spread the word. Email, Facebook, Twitter - whatever you prefer!

We can be found on Facebook, and at our homepage.

Also, don't hesitate to get in touch with us - sales@lederkraft.com

Additional Information: Edit

When the project goes live, everyone who has backed at a level greater than £5 will have unlimited chances to submit ideas/designs to our main website.

Backers will be given a unique login to our main website that will offer them the ability to upload designs to an area of the site, where any backer above the base level will be able to vote on as many designs as they wish..

Any theme, be it Steampunk or Sci-Fi, Histroical or Fantasy armour.... even moulded props from your favorite comic or game.. anything will be accepted to be voted on.

As the project explains: when hitting the 25k project level, we will be directly in contact with all our backers with full instructions of how to submit, along with guidlines.

We will be giving updates constantly to all our backers so you know what's going on at all stages.

NOTICE: We have just drafted in more help, so all delivery dates have been brought forward. Those items already backed will be now delivered at least a month earlier !

Risks and challenges

This is not our first project; we have survived and grown through lots of experiences. We’ve worked with many clients from the high-street consumer and large commercial retailers through to film production companies. During this time we have learnt a huge amount about the pitfalls, the successes and the hurdles to watch out for, which has helped us to become leaders in the industry. Still, we also know that experience doesn’t completely eliminate all the risks going forward. Timing is the biggest challenge. In the best-case scenario, We will be aiming to complete all designs and deliver within 8-10 weeks from the close of the Kickstarter project. With all rewards beiing dispatched in full to our backers by the end of September 2013 at the latest.
Bespoke sizes and designs could take longer but a constant flow of communications will be in place.

The 100% crowd driven range will begin development from July 2013 (full details on this part of the project will be given on request)

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  • You selected
    £1 reward

    4 backers

    The Supporter. A huge personal thank you and a shout out to the community, every £ makes a difference ! and as a BONUS you will get to vote on the coming new range of LederKraft Designs

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    £5 reward

    2 backers

    The Follower. As with our supporters you will get a personal thanks and shout out to the community of our followers PLUS, we will send you out a hand signed certificate and LederKraft Exclusive Kickstarter Project keyfob + a vote in our future design panel.

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  • You selected
    £15 reward

    3 backers Limited (197 left of 200)

    The supporter. As with both the Supporter & Follower, you will get the personal thanks & public shout, and in addition to the certificate, you will get and Exclusive LederKraft Supporter T-shirt !

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  • You selected
    £20 reward

    1 backer

    The Traveller: In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get to choose from either our Norse, Hunter or Horse Shoe design pouch, hand made in our UK workshops, including an exclusive limited edition stamp (Inside the pouch flap) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range on reaching our project goal.

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  • You selected
    £25 reward

    5 backers

    The Starter. In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get a Medium weight pair of LederKraft leather vambraces made from our premium weight 3.5mm thick hand dyed vegtan, etched with one of 3 exclusive patterns plus limited edition stamp(based on the Corsair, Tribesman, Clannoch designs) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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  • You selected
    £27 reward

    1 backer

    The Searcher: In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get to choose from either our Tear, Kite or Drop design pouch, hand made in our UK workshops, including an exclusive limited edition stamp (Inside the pouch flap) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range on reaching our project goal.

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  • You selected
    £30 reward

    3 backers

    The Defender. In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get a Medium weight pair of LederKraft leather Greaves made from our premium weight 3.5mm thick hand dyed vegtan, etched with one of 3 exclusive patterns plus limited edition stamp (based on the Corsair, Tribesman, Clannoch designs) (in both male and femail sizes) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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  • You selected
    £35 reward

    1 backer

    The Scholar: In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get to choose from either our Book or Bollock design pouch, hand made in our UK workshops, including an exclusive limited edition stamp (Inside the pouch flap) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range on reaching our project goal.

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  • You selected
    £40 reward

    5 backers Limited (195 left of 200)

    The Guardian . In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get a special pair of heavy weight LederKraft leather vambraces made from 2 layers of our premium 3.5mm thick hand dyed, stitched vegtan, etched with one of 3 exclusive patterns plus limited edition stamp (based on the Norgir, Harnesh or Justicar designs) (in both Male and femail sizes) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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  • You selected
    £50 reward

    3 backers

    The Starter Combo. In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get a Medium weight pair of LederKraft leather vambraces & Greaves made from our premium weight 3.5mm thick hand dyed vegtan, etched with one of 3 exclusive patterns plus limited edition stamp(based on the Corsair, Tribesman, Clannoch designs) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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  • You selected
    £60 reward

    0 backers Limited (200 left of 200)

    The Soldier. In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get a special pair of heavy weight LederKraft leather greaves m0ade from 2 layers of our premium 3.5mm thick hand dyed, stitched vegtan, etched with one of 3 exclusive patterns plus limited edition stamp (based on the Norgir, Harnesh or Justicar designs) (in both Male and female sizes) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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  • You selected
    £60 reward

    2 backers

    The Starter +. In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get a heavy weight pair of LederKraft leather vambraces made from layered premium weight 3.5mm thick hand dyed vegtan, plus limited edition stamp etch up to the value of our Rhidur design OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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  • You selected
    £70 reward

    6 backers All gone!

    The Protector. In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get a special pair of matching heavy weight LederKraft leather vambraces & greaves made from our premium 3.5mm thick hand dyed, vegtan, etched with one of 3 exclusive patterns plus limited edition stamp (based on the Norgir, Harnesh or Justicar designs or you can have plain) (in both Male and femail sizes) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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  • You selected
    £95 reward

    2 backers Limited (798 left of 800)

    The Protector 2. In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get a special pair of matching heavy weight LederKraft leather vambraces & greaves made from our premium 3.5mm thick hand dyed, vegtan, etched with one of 3 exclusive patterns plus limited edition stamp (based on the Norgir, Harnesh or Justicar designs or you can have plain) (in both Male and female sizes) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range
    (This reward re-listed at correct value)

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  • You selected
    £200 reward

    0 backers Limited (50 left of 50)

    The Believer . In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get to choose from any of our body armour designs that normally sell for up to £260 made from our premium 3.5mm thick hand dyed, vegtan, plus limited edition stamp (in both Male and female sizes) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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  • You selected
    £250 reward

    0 backers Limited (30 left of 30)

    The Bargain Hunter . In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get to choose from any of our body armour designs that normally sell for up to £320 made from our premium 3.5mm thick hand dyed, vegtan, plus limited edition stamp (in both Male and female sizes) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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  • You selected
    £320 reward

    3 backers Limited (27 left of 30)

    The Tank. In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get to choose any body armour + pair of greaves & pair of vambraces (up to Justicar standard pricing level) made from our premium 3.5mm thick hand dyed, vegtan, plus limited edition stamp (in both Male and femail sizes) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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  • You selected
    £500 reward

    4 backers Limited (16 left of 20)

    The Commander. In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, you will get to choose any body armour + pair of greaves & pair of vambraces, Pauldrons & battle skirt/tassets (up to Justicar standard pricing level) made from our premium 3.5mm thick hand dyed, vegtan, plus limited edition stamp (in both Male and female sizes) OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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  • You selected
    £1,000 reward

    1 backer Limited (4 left of 5)

    The Master. In addition to a personal thanks as well as community shout & certificate, we will design for you a complete custom set of tailor made armour. From concept drawings, through to personal fitting, including Body, shoulders, tassets/skirt, greaves, vambraces. Personalised original etches by one of the Fantasy Industries leading artists !! This design is open to male or female. OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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  • You selected
    £2,000 reward

    2 backers All gone!

    The Dream. Ever dreamt of that heart stopping armour of dreams... the one you saw in that movie.. Now's your chance, we will design for you a complete custom set of tailor made armour. From concept drawings, through to personal fitting, including Body, shoulders, tassets/skirt, greaves, vambraces. Personalised original etches by one of the Fantasy Industries leading artists !! This design could incorporate both leather and film plate, including hand sculpted mouldings and details. Not only this, but a personal visit, lunch with the crew in our workshops and time showing you some of the various techniques that will be used to create your personal masterpiece. This design is open to male or female.... OR, if you can wait a little longer, get to choose an equivalent item from the NEW Kickstarter Range

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